I paint out of my own personal struggles, prayers, triumphs, and inspiration, believing that I was created to create beauty, encouragement, hope, and comfort through my art.
My favorite thing to do is co-create on canvas with the Spirit’s inspiration and flow. Living within my purpose and passion brings immense joy, peace, and fulfillment to my life. I feel like my paintings are prayers.
As a former professional graphic designer, photographer, photo restoration expert, and teacher, I have returned to my first love of painting, with a renewed sense of purpose and greater joy. My paintings have been selected for shows in Italy, and throughout the US including California, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, Texas, and currently in Arizona where I reside, and am a member of the Arizona Artists Guild and Arts HQ.
I started oil painting at age eleven – art was always my niche and happy place. In college, I received a BFA degree in painting, with a minor in Art History. I received an Art Scholarship, studied abroad for a semester at Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy, traveled throughout Europe going from museum to museum, then returned to the US and graduated, culminating with a one-woman show. I am currently completing the Milan Mastery Program.
My faith inspires me, and I see it all around me in the beauty of nature, reminding me of God’s love and presence. I’m inspired by truth, beauty, light, and hope. I love painting dynamic paintings of animals, as well as painting people inspired by the Spirit. My themes are based on my relationship with my Creator, my own personal struggles, and inspiration from the Spirit.
I love experimenting with color and light to create uplifting and unique pieces of fine art. My process starts with mixed media layers and embedding all sorts of elements for additional depth and textures. I use acrylic inks, spray paint, collage elements, and finish my paintings with luscious warm and cool oils to bring out even more richness and depth.
I also enjoy connecting with other artists locally and from around the world to build relationships and encourage each other in our creative endeavors.
Please see more of my work online and join me on my creative journey.