My vibrant works are inspired by abstract expressionism combined with an optimistic outlook. I stay inspired by beautiful color, incredible music, and outrageous fashion My love for fashion has provided me the opportunity to collaborate with celebrity stylists to create looks for a top Billboard female vocal artist, as well as create apparel worn at New York Fashion Week for the top dress designer Sherri Hill. I am also moved by the process of change and individuals who do kind things for others in the World. Hearing miraculous stories of the past and present is another way I stay inspired. I love life and am constantly finding my inspiration in living it.
My paintings are friendly and candid, bringing life and exuberance into the homes of collectors. The technique I use is thick brushstrokes of bright and bold colors. Then I cleverly apply resin and other varnishes to parts of my work to give it a characteristic glimmer. My energetic works balance organic shapes with masterfully delicate ink drawings that enliven any space.
I enjoy the process of making art more than the product. As a young girl, I experimented with using anything I could find to make art. I would tear apart bushel baskets at my father's fruit stand and use those to paint on. Anything and everything around me would be turned into works of art. Creating and making things with my hands has always brought me a tremendous amount of joy and my hope is that it evokes joy in others.
My artworks have been exhibited and collected worldwide, including, Texas, New Mexico, Germany, Los Angeles, New York, and Hong Kong. My art has also been featured in a major motion picture and episodes of HGTV’s Bargain Mansions.
Sharing the healing power of creativity with others is important to me and I find the most joy when sharing it with teens in foster care. As a founding member, I regularly volunteer and lead activities with Hopefully Sow, an organization dedicated to better serving teens in foster care. 10 % percent of all my sales go to further this effort and mission.
I reside in Austin, Texas with the love of my life Erwin and my two precious children.