I started creating at a very young age. One of my earliest memories is from when I was about 4 years old. I remember sitting at the kitchen table with my mother, learning to paint with an inexpensive water color set that contained only primary colors and a teeny tiny brush.
Growing up in a small town in Wyoming, I was always involved in some sort of artistic endeavor. Whether it was music, theater, fine art, or writing. I've always found a creative outlet.
At the age of 18 I moved to Seattle where I eventually started dabbling in makeup. The next 20 years found me living in NYC, SF, and LA working as a makeup artist. There were a lot of stops and starts in between, but the one constant has always been creative expression.
Fast forward to 2013, and I've found myself right back where I started: with a box full of paints and brushes, doing my best to translate what I see in my head onto the canvas. The only difference now is that my brushes are a little bigger, my paints are a bit more expensive, and I don't live with my mother any more.
Color is energy. It’s the tangible representation of the visible light spectrum that we perceive. Patterns are just repetitions of the same energy signature over and over. My paintings are an interpretation of colors and patterns that I see in life. Color has a vibration that affects our feelings and emotions. Patterns are created when we repeat specific actions in an attempt to re-create or change feelings and behaviors in our lives.
When I see patterns and colors in nature, I am very aware of the feelings that are activated within me. In my paintings I do my best to re-create those feelings on canvas. I strive to evoke an emotional response from the viewer. This is why the titles of my paintings are so vague. I want the viewer to have a pure experience that is not informed by a name or title. I want them to feel their way around it, rather than try to make a correlation between how a specific painting looks and feels and what the name of it is.