I truly believe two things!
We are all artists.
We are all creative.
We just doubt our creativity as we grow up because we compare ourselves to others. Each of us are truly creative in our own way and if we allow ourselves to follow our curiosity, we can find our creative selves. I have seen this happen with my elementary students over and over during the last 25 years I have taught!
Creating art is how I connect with the world around me, express my creativity, and escape from the day to day stresses of life. When I am creating art, I am able to find peace within myself and live in the present without worrying about tomorrow. Art allows me to follow my curiosity and my heart. While painting is my preferred media, I am constantly challenging myself to explore different media and styles.
In the past few years, there are a few themes that have emerged in my artwork. Flowers and landscapes have always been subjects in my work but a few years ago I started to really get into beach themes because the ocean brings me so much joy. In 2018, I lost a very close friend and found myself exploring the idea of ascension and angels. In just over a year, I created 50 paintings that helped me to heal and explore my faith. Recently, I have followed my curiosity leading me into abstraction techniques and mixed media exploration. A new theme has also emerged: birds as guardians.
My hope is that you will find peace and inspiration while allowing your own curiosity to be free when looking at my artwork. I hope my art brings you joy as it brings me so much joy to share it with you.