As a mixed media abstract artist, I draw inspiration from the world around me to intuitively create highly-textured and colorful artworks. I experiment with many different materials, including acrylics, inks, watercolors, charcoal, hand-carved stamps, pastels, and more. I am a self-taught artist and enjoy the freedom that mixed media offers.
Art has been a stabilizing and healing force in my life. It gives me an avenue to express my emotions through shapes and forms; I am particularly fascinated by the mind-body connection during the act of creating a piece. As marks accumulate, messages often present themselves in my work, whether it be through a humorous saying or embedded in subtle marks layered over time.
I am also inspired by how global issues affect each of us on an individual level. I believe art has an incredible power to transform and heal both the artist and the viewer. In this vein, I strive to provoke conversation and create a pathway to acceptance and understanding. Additionally, through my work, I hope to uplift and inspire viewers to connect with themselves and the world around them.