Frustration drove me into art store for my initial art supplies in 2005. We exhausted our gallery search for an original landscape painting and agreed to paint something for ourselves. Silly since I had never painted. That evening I was entranced painting for the first time. I put down my brush and stood back to view what I had created. It was beautiful as was the feeling while painting it. I could not remember the process but the painting was my proof. It still hangs in our dining room as my daily reminder to,
“Be brave, try something new!”
More than a decade later I continue to experiment as a self-taught artist. Good-bye self-doubt, self-judement, self-protection. When I paint I throw all caution into the wind cultivating soul-space for exploration and delight. It’s when I completely surrender, no expectations, that the best in me flows.
My works continue to evolve from looking inwards. Self-confrontation is hard work. I have reached down into my depths, whatever is hidden in me I bring out into the open. I commit myself to seeing and exposing it on canvas. This deepens my journey into each painting. I create visually engaging and tactile complex abstract landscape and abstract paintings. My paintings are distinctively textured. As I intensively scrape at these layers I emulate the power and indiscriminate weathering of Mother Nature’s elements. She is my teacher and painting Her grounds me. Each of my works are then finished with Epoxy Resin.
I have been commissioned on clients’ projects since 2009.
My paintings can be found in various private and corporate collections.