"I paint what comes to me through spirituality, intuition and what feels right and that’s what I enjoy painting."
What are your sources of inspiration:
Music. I always paint to music and name each piece after the song that I listened too while painting. The music I choose is based on my overall mood and headspace, but it’s really the song that I feel transforms the piece to make the final product what it is. Music really transforms my mood and with my gift as a medium, I have found that I can channel that energy on to my canvases. I believe that is why people have connected so deeply with my paintings.
What you are you passionate about:
Life and this crazy journey that we are all on.
I have spent many years trying to figure out how to truly live and I feel that as I embrace life and all that it offers, I find myself working on my authentic self in an honest and humbling way. I feel so grateful to be doing what I do as a painter and a parent. I’ve had a crazy and amazing journey thus far with my children who are individually amazing and my husband, Gary, who is the most incredible and supportive person I know; and my dear friends who have become my family.
"I feel that as I embrace life and all that it offers, I find myself working on my authentic self in an honest and humbling way."
Tell us about where you are based and how it influences your work.
I live and work in Colorado, but am ready for a change of scenery.
My dream is to live near the ocean. But for now, my studio has a continuous stream of music playing that inspires all of my creations. From opera to dance music, rap and alternative, I have a broad range of musical interests and I feel that shows in my diverse body of work.
How do you feel about art and its role in the world?
I feel buying original art is such an undervalued part of our culture today. There are so many affordable artists today and many people still spend money on commercial prints for their home or office. Original pieces have a history, an energy, and they tell a story. This is why I encourage people to buy originals.
How you want your art to affect the viewer/ world?
I want my art to touch people in a way that is for their highest good, whatever that may be. My art may provoke an emotional response; it may bring them peace and comfort; or it may allow for a deep connection. Once the art leaves my hands, it’s not about me anymore. Each piece was painted for that specific collector and I want the meaning to be personal for them.