Artist Statement

I make art to feel alive and express my innermost sense of self. 

I create because I need to release emotional energy in visual form. I feel the power and untamed vitality of my soul when I create; I connect with my truth. My art documents the ongoing process of becoming my true self, of birthing her from the inside out.

I am an oil painter by formal training and lifelong passion. My paintings naturally vacillate between the figurative and the abstract. I also create mixed media pieces with an emphasis on painted textiles and stitchery. I grew up stitching both useful and decorative pieces out of fabric and thread, which makes textile art feel native to my creative soul.

I intend for my work to confront the viewer with raw emotive energy and to invite them to feel their own heart, spirit, soul, or humanness.