I am a teller of tales and a writer of stories. Through a paintbrush, I transform canvas or paper into a conduit that follows streams of consciousness while sharing my perspective on life’s dramas. Candidly penetrating my personal life, subjects convey a sense of expression unlike any medium I encountered thus far. As a believer that art is not self-evident, my goal is for people to relate on their own terms when viewing my pieces.
Other than an art class at age 7, I am completely self-taught. There are no rules to be broken except the ones I create. Each piece begins with a rough sketch in black paint. Shading and details occur organically as my vision takes shape. Often, I add broken jewelry, beads and sequins giving texture and dimension to a piece. I’m aware that a painting is complete when I feel a release of emotion.
Recently I accepted a personal challenge to forgo a rainbow palette for a monochromatic look. My gray, blue, red and purple series explore a contemplative message of pain, disappointment, renewal and self-reflection. The limited pigments stretch my abilities to convey a story or message.