I create paintings representing the human condition. Primarily I reflect the complex emotional nuances of women through the subtle expressions in their faces. Through each woman a unique story is told, but the common tale of vulnerability and insecurity binds them together as they strive to reveal a deeper strength.
I HAVE BEEN DRAWING AND PAINTING SINCE I WAS 5 YEARS OLD. GROWING UP IN NORTH CAROLINA, I TOOK EVERY ART CLASS OFFERED, AND INDULGED IN EVERY ARTSY CRAFT I COULD WRAPPED UP AS A PRESENT FOR MY FAMILY!
I explored painting in all mediums, as well as print-making, costume design, and ceramics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting . After relocating to California, I was drawn to interior design, and found that the best education was experimentation and practical application of various creative mediums including glazing , plasters, concrete, molding paste, gold leaf, mosaic,and virtually anything that added texture or the appearance of texture to a surface. My passion for realism led me to hone my skills in Italy with masters of trompe l’oeil, ornamentation, faux marble, landscape, grotesque, and figure painting.
With the addition of the healing technique, Integrative Quantum Medicine, I am infusing my work in the decorative arts and fine arts with conscious and subconscious healing properties determined through IQM. The practice, which combines traditional and energetic Chinese medicine, qi gong, and quantum theory, allows me to connect with my clients on an energetic level and discern imagery that will enhance their portraits or murals with a strengthening quality.
My paintings primarily focus on people and illustrating their internal essence. I believe in the power of art to transform and heal through the most subtle influence of color to the most dynamic impact of emotional composition. The ultimate intention I have for my work is to impress a positive change on an individual which then begins to change the landscape of the collective human experience.