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
AND NOW, A WALK THROUGH MY STUDIO CURRENTLY, WITH ALL OF THE EXTRA SPARKLE AND SHINE...
I’m constantly dreaming up new things and searching the world for inspiration
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.
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.
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.