“My passion in art has always been to create people. I love that faces in paintings have so much emotion to them. I want other people to wonder what the subject is thinking, feeling, etc. I love the mystery or story that can come from a portrait. I tend to paint women, I think, because it is who I relate to, and I am full of emotions. I often just pour what I am feeling right onto my canvas.”
Born and raised in Orange County, California, I took an interest to drawing at a very young age. Some of my happiest memories are of creating, whether it be my own language or a drawing. I just remember always being passionate about using my mind to create. I started taking art classes as a child, but really became involved in the arts in junior high. Any elective from junior high through high school was devoted to art. My plan was to go on to college and major in art. However, during my senior year in high school I lost my passion and dropped out of my art classes. This passion was reignited at various times over the last twenty years, but a career in teaching, and a growing family, left very little time for art. I never lost the need to create, though. In early 2014, I began creating art regularly and my life hasn’t been the same. My passion has been reignited and I feel as though I am exploding! I have found that I need art, and art needs me! Art provides me the outlet that I need to release the life emotions that I experience daily, whether they be happiness, sadness, disappointment, or celebration. I love that I can pour myself into my piece and forget about everything else that is going on around me. I am inspired by everything around me! I am inspired by my husband and children, by a quote that I hear or read, by the stranger walking down the street in bright clothing, etc. Life inspires me and I am excited to share it with others! I want my pieces to send a message to others about the importance of love, life and being true to our hearts’ whispers.
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