Be Still and Know:
In the moment I thought, “Wait. This wasn’t my plan. Where the heck did my life go?” Then, I remembered: Sit. Be still. Listen. What is this moment here to teach me? Trust and know.
As an artist, I paint primarily in abstract expressionism which simply means I use paint and other media to express externally what’s bubbling up in my mind, body and spirit.
My process begins by meditating and journaling, then I go directly to the canvas and begin painting without having any expectation or idea what the final product will be. I build layer after layer…letting go & covering some things…keeping others.
I have made more fugly art than I can count but I’ve turned almost all of those paintings into something I’m proud of. The act of creating alone has helped me heal and remember who the heck I am. It helped me find my smile. My joy. After almost 18 years, I now guide others in creating their own incredible, powerful HONEST art. But make no mistake, it’s not always easy...I create a lot of fugly art along the way. That’s not when I quit. That’s when I put down my brush and celebrate! I shake my booty to a happy dance that I had the courage to NOT play it safe. Then using all the tools in my toolbox, go back to canvas, and make some magic.
If you want boring paintings like everyone else, I’m not your gal. If you’re willing to get some work created in the splash zone, we’re gonna be friends.