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Art is my passion and my therapy! Painting is a healing art and spiritual practice for me. My work deals with themes of healing, inequity and personal transformation using symbolism from nature.
My art studio is in an open air garage that sits on top of a hill, overlooking the beautiful Los Angeles basin. My work is lyrical, colorful, painterly and has a strong drawing element. 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.
Art brings me great joy and peace and has birthed a unique inner voice that has allowed me the opportunity to connect with others in an authentic way that nurtures the soul.