Sorry (not sorry) about the mess

My studio may have lost its new car smell a long time ago, but it never dulls its shine (actually, it probably gets even more shiny with every new piece!). I like to work on multiple creations at once, which turns the studio into a beautiful mess of materials...and raw joy.

Here's a peeK at my studio, once upon a time

 
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AND NOW, A WALK THROUGH MY STUDIO CURRENTLY, WITH ALL OF THE EXTRA SPARKLE AND SHINE...

 
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I’m constantly dreaming up new things and searching the world for inspiration

 
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I try to keep my mind open and grateful to these bits of invisible creative muses that I’m given.

 

Sometimes a painting will show up in my mind fully formed and I will work as quickly as I can to get it out on paper before the image dissolves. Sometimes I have no idea what I’m going to make and I just pick up a brush and see what starts to happen, letting the piece become what it wants.

 
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In a perfect world, I’d be in my studio, creating every day. Breaking in a new canvas and working through an idea as quickly as possible before another springs up. But, let’s face it, this real life. Between being a mom and an entrepreneur, making time for my art can be a total struggle. This is why my originals are so special to me: they’re proof that art is a force of nature, reckoning with emails and meetings and family priorities in order to come to life. It’s a great feat to find the balance to create them—they’re unique and special in no small way because they exist.

 

My work is considered mixed media and I love incorporating an array of materials.

 
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They’re beautiful elements that exist in our world, shimmering, bending, changing, sparkling as the view transforms around them. When unexpected colors meet surprising textures, it creates a mesmerizing effect: imagine the glossiness of acrylic paint side-by-side the chalkiness of pastel, or an iridescent blend next to a thick, velvety smudge of oil paint. There’s so much magic that happens when they all mix together, it really brings these pieces to life and lifts you out of your everyday.