Art is my life. I was born a creative and have always had a strong interest in the arts. My mother sculpted in wood and stone, and was an early influence on my work. There were always art supplies around for me to play with, and I loved to paint and draw.
I studied art in school, but felt restricted by the constraints of a traditional approach. Over time I've developed a unique style using unconventional materials through a process of experimentation and the invention of innovative techniques.
Because of concerns about the environment, I use repurposed, upcycled and natural materials in my work, including leftover house paint, rust, contact leaf prints, and natural pigments and dyes.
Themes in my art focus on nature, ecology, and emotions, sometimes addressing issues of our time. My work is often personal, knowing that what I'm experiencing is likely felt by others.
My art has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, and placed in numerous public, corporate and private collections. In addition, my work was selected for the American Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon in conjunction with the Art in Embassies Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
It is my pleasure and joy to create inspirational art to enhance your life.