Art was a tool to calm and focus me as a child. I was encouraged to channel my vibrant personality into something creative and productive. This propelled me into attending art schools to foster techniques. I became involved with art collectives and branched out thereafter. Now I work mostly from my home studio making art and jewelry.
As an Integrative Artist I view everything as a potential tool, surface, and medium. I allow a project to dictate which medium will best express it. If I don't have access to the materials, I see it as a challenge to find creative alternatives. Currently I have been working on oil paintings, wearable art, and continuing my photographic journey.
The world around us, the people we love, the people we don't even know, the little and the big, are a means of inspiration. Art is a reflection of how we view and exist in the world. Just look around you! I look to family and friends as muses, but I also find inspiration by looking in the mirror. I use my own body as a means of inspiration.