It started on canvas and ended up
Highly abstract, my work is all about emotion. My pieces are often happy, fun and free then can turn into something sad, dark and emotional. I rely heavily on matching my moods to music which helps express feelings that I cannot put into words. Without picking up a paint brush I would not have been able to discover who I am and what I’m meant to do.
The only connection I had with art while growing up was through music. I never felt like a pencil or paintbrush belonged in my hand, often leading me to feel insecure with my abilities. It wasn't until I went through a few life changing events, one including separating from the Navy after almost 10 years of service, that led me down this path of self-exploration and expression.
I draw influences from my environment, my children, relationships, past experiences and visions of the future.