Artist's Statement:

I use bold color, many layers of paint, and other forms of mixed media to create art that has been called "whimsical, sometimes deep, and always honest." The layers of paint on the canvas create depth within the painting and symbolically reflect back the many layers of our lives. At the heart of my work is a call to all of us to live unapologetically, with joyful abandon and freedom.

My process begins by meditating and journaling. After this, I go directly to the canvas and begin painting without having any expectation or idea what the final product will be. I build layer after layer...letting go & covering some things...keeping others. Always, and I do mean always, there come's a point in the painting process where I get so frustrated I just want to poke myself in the eye with a paintbrush. Thankfully, I work through this and, in the end, I'm always a little bit surprised, yet delighted, by what was created. 

Whether the painting is pure abstract or infused with vintage photography, the work is a bold expression of my voice as an artist and as a woman. The hard-won lessons of life, and sometimes the downright hilarious ones, reveal themselves in my work in unexpected ways.

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