Welcome to my online studio and gallery!
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If you were to drop by my real-life studio space (and I love it when that happens), chances are you’d find me painting, hanging with my three awesome children (Elijah - 8, Sammy - 6, Blaise Elizabeth a feisty 4!) and husband Brad, life-coaching (another love of my life)…or painting. Every day I paint is a good day and I paint every chance I get, but if you were to stop by, I’d take a break, make you a cup of coffee and show you around.
For as long as I can remember, I wanted to paint and knew I was meant to be an artist.
It wasn’t until I was twenty-six and recently graduated from law school that I began to do something about either of those things. I made a make-shift studio in our garage and, even though I had no idea what I was doing, I began to paint.
I’m mostly self-taught (I’ve taken a few classes) and let intuition be my guide. Painting is a spiritual practice to me; it requires faith in things not yet seen, just like when I started painting and followed that intuition that whispered, “you are an artist” even though, at the time and for years that followed, I had produced very little to suggest that I was (other than large receipts from Dick Blick!).
en years and hundreds and hundreds of paintings later, I'm getting closer and closer to channeling the way I first experience my art - invisible and within- into something visible on the canvas that, ideally,resonates with others.
I believe that art, at it’s best, can be a bridge between people and God, and a bridge that has traffic running both ways.
This is the kind of art that I want to create. Art that is meaningful, beautiful, soul-stirring, and for the people. Art that no one needs to be “art-savvy” to appreciate, but art that moves you and with which you can easily fall in love. I want to create art that reminds you, every time you see it on your wall, of your divine nature.
Not only do I create art for the people, but I also believe strongly that I create art for very specific people. This fascinating thing happens when I'm working on a piece and at some point I find myself experiencing something “click" into place. When that happens I have a strong sense that the piece I'm working on already has an owner, like someone has been predestined to have this painting.
Have a look at my paintings and if you feel drawn to a certain piece - who knows? Maybe the special someone that that painting has been meant for, all this time, has been you?
With Love & Gratitude,