About the Artist
At the heart of it, I’m a storyteller. When I enter the studio wrapped in my emotional blanket, the external world disappears. I'm left with my experience and I’m jazzed to share that story.
I scribble, write, and play with paint as ideas spill over each other in their excitement to be heard until my entire life becomes a giant palette. As I paint, I respond to my internal world and the painting begins to talk to me. My internal experience shifts, which then spills onto the canvas. It comes alive.
My abstracts are the landscapes of my emotions and faraway memories. Color and shapes tell those stories. My figures are friends who remind me: We are safe. We are connected.
Some days I can’t get the paint on the canvas fast enough as I spill over with energy. Other days I don’t feel so okay, so I paint “not okay.” Then my paintings emerge from the creative soup to remind me that I’ve misplaced the truth: that we are always okay and anything else is simply the story of the moment.
In the end, my work is about my deep desire to connect with others in a visual way in hopes that my story might awaken them to their stories.
After all, we are all storytellers...