About the Artist
Artist Statement: 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.
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.
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.