About the Artist

About the Artist

I am intrigued with vivid colors, photographing peculiar objects and seeing how light affects moods and how the objects take form. I am on a journey with ultraviolet photography and digital photography. My influences are through my fascination with Japanese culture with Maiko style, fashion, film, music, graphic novels, comics and traveling the world as a military wife. As an artist I love supporting artists, that's why I started my magazine Art Books Film Music Magazine.

Digital photography is new to me, I was taught old school photography in the darkroom. What I have learned is digital photography is one more tool for expressing oneself in the arts.

My intention for my viewer is to look at my paintings with their own perspective of something beautiful, handsome, powerful, strengths, weaknesses, fear, and hope. In this human condition, it’s amazing how we must conquer and overcome many obstacles daily and continue to thrive. Living in Japan for the past two years has grounded me. I plan to further my education in 2020 and reenter Art School and earn my Art degree.

Painting is something that was always a challenge to me. I would find that with a lot of patience, experimenting and putting in the time that it’s all worth it in the end.

Faces Series means a lot to me. I have suffered loss and sickness in the past eighteen years. I honed in and just painted my pain away. Painting, where there are no rules. Just paint, make your mark and paint. It is very therapeutic and it heals. I hope some of my paintings with show a colorful warm touch of the art.

I was diagnosed with a Brain AVM with aneurysms near my right optical lobe in 2016. My work is also about this diagnosis and the ability to cope and to never give up. I keep pushing and overcoming fear.

I am trying to reach out as well to those who have experienced similar turmoil. Art can be very therapeutic and it enlightens that you are not alone and you can overcome anything in this human condition. We are navigating through this life and sometimes you don't know where you want to go. Or what the outcome is going to be. Try to accept, invite and embrace change. You don’t have to have every single answer, there are no rules.