I am an artist.
Life is tough and full of negative truths. In my own life I have known poverty, instability and loss of loved ones. For me, making art fills up those dark places with light and love. My goal is to put some whimsy and light out into the world, a little of my heART.
For the most part, my work is figurative, favoring a ‘big eye’ Pop Surrealism style. The faces I create are an ongoing narrative of the happenings of a contemporary, quirky woman who is not afraid to be happy, sad, serious or downright silly. I depict her in a variety of moods, with stretched out limbs so that she can handle her daily adventures with grace. I always opt for an exaggerated eye to maximize her expression, which is often a state of wonder at the world around her. I explore this character through diverse styles and a variety of media within my monthly themes, creating a new piece each day. Often times I will include hints of my own daily happenings, such as places I am visiting or people that I am around. While my work is spontaneous, the way in which I work- daily art within monthly themes , is very structured and organized, which gives me a sense of calm, something that is important to me personal level.
One thing that is unique about the way that I work is that I have taken on the challenge to create at least one piece of art each day for since January 1, 2012. I held a retrospective with sixty pieces from this five-year time period, one from each monthly series. Please click here to view pictures from the opening night, December 3, 2016. I also completed artwork every single day in 2017.
Looking forward, I hope that 2018 and beyond bring many more chances for me to share my heART with the world around me, and hopefully inspire others to make time to do the same.