I create art to connect with my true essence. It cuts through the societal programming, expressing itself through me in a joyful way. It allows me to let go of control and surrender to the painting. As a recovering perfectionist, I choose to work in mixed media using collage and acrylic because it’s forgiving. I love bold colors, geometric shapes, and text which come alive with whimsy on wood panels and paper. I am happiest when I am drawing outside the lines on the canvas and in life.
My work is inspired by my personal growth and transition over the last few years. During this period, I realized that the only limits we face are self-imposed. As we release the limiting beliefs, we open to infinite possibilities. Each piece is an expression of a feeling I am experiencing, an aspect of growth I am facing, or a question I am contemplating during the time I create it.
I have always had a creative bent and have applied my creativity to building businesses, professional cooking, and art. I am a self-taught artist with a full-time focus on my art practice. When I am not in the studio painting, I consult for my former business, Parties That Cook which inspires connection through group cooking and contribute recipes bi-monthly to the San Jose Mercury News Food Section. I am an avid gardener and my garden, home and art are currently featured on Houzz and Houzz TV. I have a vocational masters in energy medicine.