My life has been complicated though I am just an ordinary person. My current body of work represents the intersection between me and what influences me. Inspiration comes from my relationships with family, friends, and nature as well as my relationship with myself and those who have helped. I view these important relationships collectively and express them as paintings.
I am the first girl after ten older brothers. Five of my brothers were diagnosed with mental illness when I was just a child. By the time I was twelve, after great chaos and loss within the family, I had to leave my home. Painting is an extension of my life and my unique and sometimes challenging journey. My love of art was discovered as a child long before I left home. My mother is an artist. Art and artists surrounded me when I was young I just couldn’t find art until later in life.
After many years of reflecting back on my youth, my long-held desire to become an artist reemerged. I have spent the past seventeen years building my artistic toolbox. I have tried just about every artistic medium. Now I have returned to paint. It has taken a lifetime of hard work to call myself an artist. Here are my paintings. I am proud to share them with you.