When I paint, my mind is quiet, my heart is full, and my soul is free.
My desire to paint comes from within. Inspiration wells up inside of me until I can’t not paint. When I create, I become completely immersed in the process. I allow my inspiration to guide me, and make moves based on instinct. The creative process challenges me, teaches me, and frees me by allowing me to express what can only be felt. The canvas is like a mirror, showing me parts of myself that need healing, and places I need to grow. What happens on the canvas is always a metaphor for my life, and I’m grateful for the wisdom and joy that painting brings me on a daily basis.
I’m obsessed with colors, patterns, and textures. I can be inspired almost anywhere, although I am particularly fond of textiles, rustic items, metals, peeling wallpaper, velvet, and lace. I love visiting fabric stores, antique shops, and thrift stores for inspiration. I’ve been known to audibly gasp when I find something good. My intention is to translate feeling into my paintings, by creating layer upon layer, and leaving bits of what’s showing underneath. This echoes my own hidden thoughts and feelings, and the beauty that lies within us all.
2015 – 2017:
2013 – 2015:
2003 – 2005: