Art is my doorway and my window. I respond to what both delights and
disrupts me. My art is the intersection of that conversation. I remain curious,
as I shine a light into hidden corners, acting as a scribe to the whispers
below the surface.
I grew up, and live in Portland, Oregon. My
practice evolves through a continued, informal, self-exploration into what it
means to create my world. I am also a creative life guide/ life coach. I apply my art practice to noticing what limits me in life. This allows me to
ask what limiting beliefs I may hold. Specifically, the ones keeping me hostage
to self-criticism, self-consciousness, or perfectionism. I enjoy the
ability to liberate myself from these restraints one layer at a time. I love encouraging
others to become more alive and present through the act of creativity in art
and in life.
I am drawn to the immediacy of acrylic paints, mixed media, and collage. The
layers create depth and dimension. I also have enjoyed working in encaustic (beeswax)
as well as chalk pastels.
My prompts and ideas come from nature and
my inner musings. Sometimes nostalgic fragments of memory and pattern emerge. I love the paradox of opposites which find their way to cohabitate on the
canvas. Quirky-refined, mysterious-bold, vintage-new, quiet-loud, naïve-wise. I
hope you enjoy following the journey as I do!
I also sell my work through Sundance Catalog