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About me

I’m a Florida native who lived in Europe for 23 years before moving with my family in 2015 to Boulder, Colorado. At work I'm a planner, persuasive writer, and problem solver. At home, and in my heart, I have always been an artist.  

 

My paintings reflect my life experiences - frequently changing and evolving as I am continually inspired by new ideas, unusual painting techniques, and different perspectives. I’m drawn to the dance of shapes, the place where light meets shadow, the texture of a surface, and how color can bring joy and reflect mood.

 

I work with sketches, fuzzy photographs, and sometimes just a notion, feeling, or idea. With each application of paint, powdered marble, scrap of paper, or thread, there is a shift. I follow a subtle, meditative, and sometimes counter-intuitive process to add and remove layers at the same time. This strange fusion of deliberation and liberation is the only way I find a true image is able to reveal itself as a story captured on canvas.  

 

People see different things in my paintings and I like that certain shapes, lines or colors can trigger an emotion, a memory, or connect us in the moment. I believe this is the point of art, and fundamental to what makes us human.  

 

Art speaks - we simply need to take the time to listen and allow ourselves to be moved.