ABOUT MY ART
"my approach always starts with trust and a decision to surrender to the process"
My fascination to understand what makes us feel alive as humans, impacts both how I design and how I paint. Layers and history, intention and surprise, contrast and harmony, playful textures, and space to breathe are intrinsic in all my work. I consider both modalities to be a celebration of the art of living—a backdrop for life that allows for inner harmony and revitalization.
My goal as an interior designer is to elegantly and thoughtfully create spaces that reflect my clients, supporting their needs and desired function for that space.
The art I create represents an honoring of a deep need in me to push beyond the ‘neat and tidy’, to a place that is raw and free. It is my truth. It is where my humanity gets stirred up, faced, embraced, befriended and at times discarded. It is equal parts messy, imperfect, and beautiful – a mirror of our shared human experience. It is a journey that takes courage, vulnerability, and an open heart. My paintings are souvenirs of that journey. My hope and intension is my souvenirs touch the viewer and stir their emotions, which in turn allow them tune into their own internal landscape and feed their soul
When the 2 paradigms overlap and I can create art for the spaces I design, a unique symbiotic completion and harmony of color, style, and intension happens. I approach the collaboration as though I am conducting an orchestra. My desired result is that the viewer and the user experiences a deeper internal and external connection to self, the space, and the present moment.
Moving into my own art studio in 2019 in a local artist community, was a dream come true. To have this space just to produce art, has proved to be an absolute blessing, (especially during the pandemic).
I tend to focus on design projects during the day, and in then in the late afternoons and evening, you will find me in my studio, covered in paint, experimenting, playing like a kid, possibly dancing and always listening to great music or a podcast.
Today, in my recently expanded studio, I am enjoying being able to work on larger scale pieces and I am excited to start hosting Creative Play workshops.
I look forward to connecting with all of you who are curious to explore your own untapped creativity, in a safe and nurturing environment.