Size: 20"W x 25"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2018
Being a person who grew up on a farm, I have always been especially close to animals and nature. Flowers have always brought such beauty to my life. I tend to gravitate towards them when creating art. This piece is made entirely from cut and torn pieces of paper that has been collaged onto a white 2 ply rising museum board. The butterfly is made with colored pencil.
Art in all its many forms has inspired me since I was four years old where I would try to copy the Sunday comics. Over the years, my love of art and the maturity of my work has grown into a love affair. I am now more dedicated than ever to creating works of art that people will enjoy for years to come. This desire to inspire others with my creations acts as my catalyst to see the beauty and inspiration in the world around me. I am a native Oregonian currently living in Portland. I grew up on a farm where nature was everywhere. This constant connection with nature helped me appreciate it for its powerful color and beauty. With the exception of taking a couple of art classes I am completely self-taught. I have spent hours pouring over reference manuals, reading about other artists, visiting galleries and shows but most importantly, spending countless hours in my studio. My works of art are truly images of my soul and every piece starts as an inspiring moment in my life. Thank you.