Size: 18"W x 24"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2017
My best work always comes from a relaxed place in my mind, where I am not really overthinking the details and my hands are fueled by Coltrane. After I've spent time in the studio, everything seems right in the world, everything is in its place and I have an energy and a zeal that is addictive. My hope is that the viewer will take the time to be still and can feel all of this energy and emotion in my work and that it brings a sense of life to their space. The greatest compliment is for someone to take time to stop and view my work and think about how it makes them feel. When that happens, I have created time where there was none and I have filled that time with thought and emotion.
I am a self taught artist with a passion for color! I began drawing at a very early age and as soon as I could, started studying some basic drawing and design techniques. It wasn't until later that I began painting, and ultimately falling in love with the use of creamy acrylics, watercolors and canvas. In my studio you will find a fabulous, giant, custom-made easel that my dad and I recently collaborated on to hold the large canvases that I love creating-although, currently, I am focusing down and working on a series of smaller pieces. My love of the relationship between colors is most often created with jazz streaming through the studio. Some of my favorite artists are Pollock, De Kooning, Rothko and Helen Frankenthaler (and, of course, John Coltrane). I live and work in beautiful South Carolina with my hubs Shannon, my littles, Zach & Carson and a chubby white lab named Tanner.