This is me
I am an abstract painter using gestural movement, intuitive marks, and layers of paint to create texture, conveying energy and emotion. Works on canvas and paper feature mixed media added in, expressed within hunks of paint, drips, swipes, scratching, and smudging methods, building upon each layer to create abstractions of nature.
My work draws from both my Southern roots of Louisiana to my Northwest upbringing in the mountains. Our backyard was the boundary to Yellowstone National Park and elements from the dramatic landscape show up within my work through color and form, alluding to elements within that backdrop.
I have created art since I was a young girl. My strongest memories of creating, beyond coloring, started at the age of 10. I was obsessed with rocks, their texture and color captivated me. I’m a Commercial Artist by trade and after starting my family, stepped away from the fast paced industry. I have continued doing freelance work for 20+ years. Any creative outlet brings me joy. I began creating collage work on upcycled wood and selling my pieces in a local boutique. There was an energetic pull to 'go bigger', pulling me back to creating like I did as a 10 year old. Stretching my arms out in gestural movements, my canvases get larger each year. It's a feeling of freedom.
Softer Footprint: I am taking a vow to maintain an eco-conscious integrity as I build my line of products. I am using as many recycled or recyclable materials as possible, including packaging. Products are from sustainable, eco-conscious companies.
Want More? You can learn more about my story in the link 'Written Reflections' which is where I journal some of my work processes and stories from my childhood. I have also started a Podcast called An Artful Escape. Each episode is around 10 min...short and sweet. Just talking art and memories of Yellowstone.
Thanks for dropping in. I’m so grateful you're here.
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Have a beautiful day...