I was initially interested in creating and drawing at a young age, and then as I got older and pursued painting in photorealism for a number of years, I found it to be somewhat restrictive. Although I was a multi-media artist who created some wonderful pieces of art in watercolor, pastel, charcoal and acrylics, it felt so much like my subject matter required me to “stay within the lines” and ultimately, I found my interests moving toward abstract art. This allowed me the creativity and freedom that the right side of my brain was looking for. Once I recognized it, I was consumed with even more passion to create. It was like I was on fire. Art was all that I thought about, and it was fun! My passion soared and I have not looked back. This was not an early awakening process though. It took years for me to get to this point.
My love for art took on a whole new meaning. It’s not only the act of painting, but the process that leads to the wonderful feeling when one appreciates the final result. And I saw this in the eyes of the very sick. The smiles that color would bring and the emotion that art would express was so inspiring.
My works of art have proudly been displayed in hospitals, medical offices, local businesses and in art shows, as well as hang proudly in the home of collectors. The biggest joy I receive is imbedded in “the love of art” and not in the sale of the piece, all while appreciating those individuals who SEE and FEEL something special in what I have created.
So when I create, I immerse myself into a design process or theme or emotion that I’d like to convey. I need to be enthusiastic about what I create or the outcome will be lacking in emotion. The diversity about what I create and how I paint it keeps me stimulated. Many times I’m looking to create organic looking pieces of art, or to take one on an astrological journey, or simply to play off of the meaning of shapes and colors to relaxing amongst the sand and warm waters. For the many individuals who have enjoyed my art, I believe color is truly a key component in stealing the show. People may not know what it is about abstract art they like, many times it’s simply the color that draws them in; other times it’s the color, design and/or composition. But for me, it’s about expression and emotion. What does this piece of art convey, how does it make me or them feel? Do I see the same thing as the observer and does it emote any emotion in me or them?