Each life has a story to tell. Painting has become the voice to share my story. After surviving a life-threatening automobile accident that took years of therapy to recover both my cognitive and physical functions, I discovered my innate, artistic talent through painting. It became part of my healing process. Though I had a long standing career in the field of public health, this catastrophic event showed me the connection between creativity and personal health. I now embrace this newly discovered passion in a more committed way.
For me, the process of creating has at its core, the use of vibrant color. Color represents life in its fullness, thus I use it liberally and intensely. In my experience, life is not a neat package of black and white but rather filled with colorful moments that transform, alter and often forever change who we are. Consequently, vivid color combinations are the hallmark of my dramatic works.
A self-taught abstract artist, I give my emotions a clear voice, allowing
pain and brokenness to be articulated through beauty. After
you’ve been shattered, your breaks make you more brilliant much like
shards of glass. The breaks experienced in life add texture, vibrancy and
perspective. My passion for creativity, which was first a means of personal survival, has now become a voice of hope for broader audiences.
I have exhibited nationally and my works of art can be found in select fine art galleries throughout the United States.