Artist Statement

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I enjoy teaching the love of art to children of all ages but the pandemic led me to reflect on life.  So this past summer I decided it was time to dive into my childhood dream of becoming a full time artist.  I use painting as a way to express my feelings by communicating an emotional personal narrative whether it be using the language of flowers or combined images to create a surreal painting of symbols to reflect my heart and mind.  I call my representational style ‘painterly photographic’ because I am methodical in painting the details but add my personal blending paint strokes so that it still looks like a painting and not a photograph. 

I have different ways that I approach creating my next painting depending if it is for my flower series, personal narrative series, or political response series but in all cases when I sit at my easel and paint I am listening to an audiobook.