About the Artist

I’m a self-taught contemporary artist from Portland. My modern compositions use color, texture, and energetic brushstrokes to evoke emotion in the viewer. My art possesses vibrant and powerful energy, created with a carefully balanced pairing of strong and loose impressionist painting style. My art is about experiences, subjects imperfect and raw, abstract and modern; yet always reflect a sense of joy. Like a writer who says it with words, I paint my feelings and emotions onto the canvas. I tell stories of inspiration through my art, one painting at a time. If someone took art away from me, I would not have a voice anymore. Art is a medium I use to convey what I am feeling in my world, and I want others to find their own stories in my art.

 

One of my recent series of work is close to my heart called "Outside the lines" My daughter is the inspiration behind these pieces. She has taught me how to looks at imperfections in a way that makes your imagination take you to a place you have never experienced. Just like my color palette for this series, we are complete opposites, while I like to stay very organized, and have a systematic way of thinking, my daughter has taught me to look beyond and break some rules and it has been liberating. The medium I am using is fluid Ink and as it comes in contact with the canvas it has a mind of it's own, as an artist I love this unpredictability.

I want people to be drawn to my art, and evoke a sense of joy when they look at my pieces. Growing up as a kid I was always the one wanting to spend hours in my room surrounded by my 17 dolls and paint for hours. I would find reasons to paint and create art. And that has been a constant throughout my life as an artist.

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