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Art is therapy for me. I work with themes of healing, inequity and personal transformation using symbolism. My art studio is in an open air garage that sits on top of a hill overlooking the beautiful Los Angeles basin. The work is lyrical, colorful, painterly and has a strong drawing element. Painting is a healing, intuitive, physical and spiritual practice for me. I work on a large scale and love the physicality of throwing my body into it, moving up on ladders, lifting the work onto the floor, pouring and moving paint on huge surfaces with mixed media and tools. Music is always playing as I paint and is the back beat behind many of my gestural lines and shapes.
I work on healing themes of growth and transformation. Art is like therapy to me, a way to resolve problems and overcome difficulties through symbolic expressions of my personal journey.
Welcome to my online studio! Thank you for visiting and please reach out to me if you have any question or comments.