I am a US based abstract artist that creates large layered and textured abstract paintings. My paintings embrace spontaneity to allow passionate paintings to be born through a transforming textured, layered process. Through the prism of my life experiences, the innermost parts of my soul, spirit, and passion are visually expressed in my paintings. It is my hope for you to personally find a deep personal connection to my painting, even if only for a brief moment, and become captivated to feel something within yourself.
The life-changing event that turned the corporate pen into a paintbrush was the dark world of Alzheimer’s that struck her mother.
I could not wait any longer to paint in the event that world captured me as well. Leaving the boardroom behind, giving up the black high heels was easy when what emerged is a new language expressed on canvas. This language expresses the freedom and unbound passion to create and let my art direct itself without fear or influences that has previously stifled my intuitive style.
As soon as my brush hits my painting something magical happens. My brush takes on my emotions and creates my personal signature. Each piece of art I create is unique and created from a depth within.
I am often asked "what is your inspiration?"
Inspiration is the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions of something that is within into an inspiring agent or influence. I create my art with the passion I have in life. I honestly feel that being inspired is a gift. I think many times we can be so busy that we block our minds to being inspired and miss out on the gift that is waiting to change us. Perhaps not a huge change, but enough to make us move from stagnation to creation. For instance, Mozart, and a string quartet blaring in the background was actually what inspired me to create my "Vertigo" pieces. It is my hope that you will be equally inspired by my work and that my paintings speak to you, moves you, or even makes you dream.
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I am an Air Force Veteran living in the burbs outside of Washington DC. I live with my husband and my sweet studio cat, Diva. I have a grown son, a daughter in love and an incredible grandson. I love coffee, espresso's and painting is my passion. As an artist, I have been creating, exhibiting, and selling multi-layered & textured abstract paintings to collectors, corporations, and working with interior designers for nearly a decade. It is said that my painting are intuitive, embracing spontaneity allowing passionate paintings to be born through a transforming layering process of acrylics and inks. Each layer informs the next story of paint. On any given day, my studio is filled with large canvases filled with layers of paint that tell my story.
I have paintings on HGTV, The Magnolia Network: Bargain Mansions", residencies outside of Buckingham Palace, on the walls of a home a home on5th avenue, New York and many other sweet homes worldwide.
I want my art to be a place where each person can embrace their own individual style. I tell my clients.... "Your place should be as unique as you are!! Your space is where you have your central importance, your voice, the place you re energize yourself. You can be a loner there, or you can entertain to let others into your world. It is one place you can feel like yourself and surround yourself with things that speak to you and inspire you. Your surroundings should tell YOUR personal story."
When I do commissions, I learn as much about the person that will own the painting as I can as a part of them should be revealed in the artwork in some way.
I believe that your space should reflect YOUR inner voice
I believe your space should motivate you and calm you at the same time
I believe surroundings are unique and should lead to your clarity and joy