Subject Tags: love, community, raising children, children, villages, working, woman, bonding, togetherness, kindness, helping hands, international woman day, international, women empowerment, inspiring women, women, sisters
Size: 48"W x 36"H x 1.25"D
Year Created: 2012
Ready to Hang
This painting addresses the bond between women and my own desire for those around me to embrace all cultures, respecting that regardless of how we look or how we live day to day, we're all human. We share the same basic emotions and desires, and face similar struggles throughout life. I always say that my religion is love because that's the underlying message I was taught and that I still believe. Often we make it all too complex! Bottom line, love is the simple answer to the questions we all have.
I’m an entrepreneur, quality management/assurance consultant to the Fortune 500, an artist, writer, and professional speaker. I have degrees in biological sciences and quality systems engineering. I’m the author of five books, and my art has been represented and shown by galleries in key US markets and abroad. My technical and creative accomplishments may seem unrelated at first glance but they all draw from my ability to utilize both sides of my brain to quickly find connecting dots in chaotic scenarios, both situational and visual. I grew up in an emotional mess and survived by actively searching out “dots” I could connect and use to move forward. I ultimately succeeded through a combination of grit, determination, and risk-taking balanced by logic and creativity. Now, I continue to search for beauty, logic, and meaning in chaotic situations and images. This focus coupled with my education and experience informs my ability to design creatively (painting and writing) as well as on a process level (quality systems) as applied to both the corporate world and life in general. My paintings are generally a blend of acrylic, ink, and pastel. I use my fingers for the majority of the work. I work intuitively with a focus on color and composition. Galleries in New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland, California, Louisiana, Italy, and Central America have represented and shown my work. It has been acquired by two Italian museums.