I'm a mom to two wonderful young boys, an encourager, a hot cocoa and tea drinker, and animal lover!
My artwork is inspired to prosper, empower and bring light into the lives of others so they may live in a mindset of victory. My faith in and relationship with God inspires my artwork as well as my business. Without that, I would not be able to do what I do and I might be doing something else that doesn't nearly fulfill me the same. I create artwork with His heart in mind, though you won't always see obvious Christian themes, I believe you can find God anywhere in this universe.
I've been an artist at heart since childhood, drawing my favorite cartoon characters exactly as I see them!
After retiring from my career in Human Services, mainly Developmental Disabilities and mental health (B.A. in Psychology and M.S. in Counseling) I pursued my lifelong passion of creating art. I like to be free in my creation process, not having to fit into a box of one particular style in order to be able to create whatever I want and for whomever it is intended to go home to.
I'm mostly a self-taught artist, having never gone to formal schooling for art, though I've taken independent courses and learned from those in the field. In my free time, I enjoy the Outer Banks of North Carolina and sitting with the breeze (preferably in 70 degree weather) gently blowing on me with a warm cup of something in hand, dreaming of ways to leave things better than how I found them. I have passion for community unity and healing through the arts to help shape and influence culture, leaving it in a better place from one generation to the next.
I love hearing the testimonies from either the art sessions, paint nights and even the individual pieces themselves so feel free to share them by writing me HERE!
I look through the obvious when creating and instead see into the essence of the soul and human experience to translate it in a visual form. This is expressed with color, texture, and form in a free flowing yet intentional, often multi-media method that is spiritual, abstract and representational. The challenge I take on when I paint is to capture an essence of a universal emotional, experience, or concept in visual form that to provoke to achieve balance, beauty, and unity that we can all connect to despite individual differences. At the end, the painting becomes one cohesive creation that takes a universal emotion, experience or concept that can be connected to individually. In this method each painting can not be replicated; Connected as a whole yet unique and complicated just as each one of us are.