About the Artist
I have thrived on being creative for my whole life. I use art as a means of self-expression. I paint to better understand my reality, and to express my interpretation of the world around me. I also create art to open the unexplored world- a place for curious self-expression, but also a world of new relationships, new chances, new beginnings, and most importantly new stories.There is immeasurable pleasure (for me) derived from painting and drawing. A unique sentiment is inscribed into each image I create. I present my thoughts and feelings of and about this world through the filter of color and whimsy. I manipulate pigment and media to showcase my ideas and dreams and transform them through pattern and texture.
Art is my key to the secret garden, my way down the rabbit hole, my looking glass. I paint to identify with hidden qualities of my character, to better understand my reality, and to express my interpretation of the world around me.I primarily use gouache, pen, pastel and acrylics on a variety of surfaces. I love the bright colors and rich textures that occur when mediums are combined. I hope my art conveys a sense of hopefulness and joy. If a piece of my art work can bring a smile to someone as they pass by, then I have been successful!