I am a mixed media artist who works in an abstract expressionist style. I enjoy working with bright colors, metallic accents, and texture to create art that plays with whimsy and elegance. My work is a daily practice of seeking and creating joy. My color palette is inspired by nature, while my form and structure get inspiration from my life. I use the balance of artistic opposites to represent the balance of emotions I have a survivor of child abuse with a happy life as an adult. I work with contradictory artistic elements such as: opacity and translucency; two dimensions and three; structure and complete abstraction; whimsy and elegance.
When you look at my work you might notice the unmixed colors of Fauvists like van Gogh paired with the simplistic playful shapes of expressionists such as Miró and Kandinsky. In my works with craft and sculptural elements, you may see influences of Janet Echleman and Juame Plensa.
On my canvases, gessobords, and birchpanels, I use Golden Acrylics and seal every piece with Golden Gel Medium to ensure durability and lightfastness. The pieces are then wired with picture wire and D-rings, signed, labelled, and finished with corner bumpers to ensure a simple hanging process in your space.
My works on paper are done with high quality watercolor paint, Golden Acrylics, and Speedball India Ink. I use 140 pound, cold pressed watercolor paper and always soak and stretch it to ensure that your masterpiece never buckles or warps. The edges on the paper are hand deckled.