My paintings are intuitive and emotional. With each painting I make, it is my aim to create something beautiful- visually and emotionally. I approach the canvas with an idea or inspiration and lose myself in the process- allowing the color, texture, and mood of the painting to dictate my next step until finally the visual reflects the feeling.
Painting is the language that I best express myself in. It is the way for me to share my deepest wishes, dreams and perspectives. I express and evoke emotion with my art through my unique visual language: Dripping ink might represent tears, roots or veins in the body connecting the heart, cherry blossoms represent renewal, transformation, and rebirth. The ocean represents life itself. The list goes on.
I’m wild about color and can’t live without bold color in my life or my paintings. I paint in an expressive abstract style. My work is at once elegant and chaotic...sophisticated and relatable just like my personality.
Each painting that I create is deeply meaningful to me and completely open to interpretation. I do not desire that you understand my art but rather FEEL it. I am so grateful to wake up every day and to create. Sharing my art with you is the one of the most incredible privileges of my life.
I grew up in Oak Park, Illinois right outside of Chicago. As long as I can remember, I've always loved to paint and have had an obsession with and a keen sense of color.
The true beginning of my art education started in the galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago- where I'd often skip school to take the train downtown to spend the day there among the masterworks. Wanting to follow in the footsteps of Georgia O'Keefe, I moved to New Mexico where I received a BAFA in painting from the University of New Mexico.
I've traveled and lived all over the world. Nature, color, music, travel and dreams inspire me.
Before becoming a full-time artist, I worked for 18 years in the art business. Working as an art consultant, gallery director, artist's assistant, etc. Working with some of the most successful artists and gallerists in the world has enriched me as an artist both creatively and professionally. I'm honored to continue to work closely with my mentor, Brad Smith and to be represented by the Brad Smith Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.