I am the ultimate empath and that can be quite taxing on the heart and soul considering all that is upside down in the world today, so making art is how healing happens for me. Everything about creating is the ultimate meditation and an opportunity to share my vision through my processes.
I realized my passion for art while serving and traveling with the US Air Force for over 10 years. It is with these experiences that my wonder-lust would ultimately provide me with the inspiration to create. I am inspired by my travels, nature, human emotion and my unconventional imagination; and although I appreciate and work in several different mediums, I am usually drawn to work with oils because they allow for reflection. They offer the opportunity for reevaluating and connecting with my environment, and feelings. The longevity of this method makes way for change and adjustments, giving time to pause and adapt to the present moment and to create the desired reality in form, and that true essence of being present is what I aspire for both personally and professionally. By seeing beyond quintessential beauty, and observing the bones of humanity in all of its mysterious nature, my work is often ethereal and apocalyptic in nature and often times, holds a mood of mystery, loneliness and desolation. It is often that I find myself moved by sadness and fear, but also, by joy, compassion, empathy & love.
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