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. So I do.
The work shown on my site reflects my 'big eyed girls, graphite portraits with mixed media backgrounds, acrylic paintings on canvas, fashion illustrations, recycled accessories and many other 'styles' of work in a variety of materials. I love bright colors, texture and sparkle and I feel that the work I produce is true to the many facets of me.
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. Maya Angelou was right, "You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." And as far as a ten year retrospective- I am working on that.
My goal is always to share my heART with the world around me, and hopefully inspire others to make time to do the same.