"When I put down a green, it doesn't mean grass; and when I put down a blue, it doesn't mean the sky"
I am an artist, a creator, an explorer. Welcome to the place where I share my work and showcase my artistic capabilities. I am constantly perfecting my skills and find inspiration from others. If you see something, say something and take a moment to share your thoughts and connect with me to grow our creative network.
My artistic journey started at a young age. Born into a creative family, I was raised by Ella, a quiet and demure mother. She loved to paint and filled our home with still-life oil paintings and in later years, scenes of nature, using the pointillism technique. Despite her quiet nature, she possessed incredible strength, tenacity and perseverance – and I was fortunate that she gifted me with these talents. The creative process provides treasured moments of reflection and meditation.
I have experimented with diverse mediums including pottery, polymer clay, fibers, pastels, resins and most recently alcohol inks, wood and preserved moss. With an instinctual and untamed approach, I integrate natural materials by mixing diverse elements to add texture and depth for a pleasing visual experience.
My work draws upon my travels integrating a diverse blend of influences – from the early 20th Century French symbolist artist, Odilon Redon, and his dream-like paintings, to Henri Matisse, the French visual artist. The Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi also threads its way into my work. This is a philosophy that emphasizes the beauty of imperfection and acceptance. Drawn to the beauty of nature, I intuitively gravitate toward mediums that convey the blemishes of nature and I use an array of colors and organic shapes to evoke a sense of tranquility and harmony to convey the combustion of existence.