More About Me
Here's a little about me
Growing up I had two passions; music & the visual arts. I studied classical music in college. I sang opera during the week & I was a lead singer in a rock band on weekends. I got married young & started a family. I left my dream of becoming a singer to raise my two beautiful daughters. Lucky for me I had another dream of being an artist, a painter. It took many years to develop my painting style, now a fusion of abstract and animal realism.
Here's what I love most about being an artist: when I create I leave this world & I go somewhere that is so peaceful. I get lost in time & loose track of everything. I am so happy when I create, I feel whole. I am surrounded by love, joy, beautiful colours & inspiration.
I fall in love! I fall in love with the creating process. And every time I start a new piece I fall in love all over again.
My intent as an artist is to have the viewer feel what I feel when I create. Stopping time for them as they view my paintings to be in the present moment so they may experience more joy, love, serenity & well-being in their lives.
Fall in love along with me. Be in the space between time. Art is a doorway into a serene world & I will meet you there!
Me, lead singer in the band
My favourite cover bands to sing were Heart & Pat Benatar
Me singing on stage
(big hair was the fashion in the late 80's :))
My beautiful daughters Pamela & Chanel taken approx. 16 years ago
My Intent As An Artist
My intent as an artist is to help people connect to their inner wisdom through my artwork so they may experience more joy, love, serenity & well-being in their lives.
When faced with a difficult experience such as a loved one has passed away, a messy divorce, someone you love is ill, or you are going through some health issue yourself, it's easy to get disconnected from our inner knowingness. In these challenging moments fear simply takes over. We often forget that we have everything inside of us to handle everything that is happening in our lives.
If you are going through a difficult moment or someone you know is, my artwork is meant to take you to the present moment where the past, the future no longer exist so you may experience the messages of love & hope.
Know that you are not alone. Know that you are loved. And know that you have not been forgotten. You are strong enough to get through this.
Sending you so much love!
And know that the sun always comes out after a storm.
My soulful paintings can help people with their meditation. When focusing on observing the painting and visually explore every aspect of its formation, the colours, the shapes etc. & to be consumed by its presence, allowing oneself to connect to its soulful energy & messages of love & hope will greatly help anyone to experience the present moment.
In being in the present moment the past, the future no longer exist, we connect to our inner wisdom & we experience more joy, love & serenity.
My Painting Process
Here's a little bit about my painting process when creating abstract art.
I have no plan of composition or colour when starting a painting. Just a white canvas or piece of paper.
I start most of the time in silence no music or tv on. Around the end of the day I sometimes turn some music on.
I quiet my mind & I simply begin. I let myself be guided to choose the colour that speaks to me the most in that moment & I start to create shapes & lines on paper or canvas. Many layers are applied. I keep working on it until I feel it is complete. It will often take me days & sometimes weeks before an art piece is complete.
I call my art process, intuitive painting. It feels like a meditation. It's so peaceful. I connect to my inner wisdom and inspiration flows through me. I let go & I simply trust my inner guidance.
My soulful paintings are meant to touch your heart & soul.
What is Abstract Art
What does it represent? Is a question I sometimes get. Abstract art by passes representation. It represents the inner world of the artist.
When viewing an abstract painting, one should ask themselves; what does this painting feel like?
Perhaps a feeling of what love is.
May my paintings bring you comfort & love.