Peony Bunch and Bud Vase




I have been creating art on some level for as long as I can remember. Life has led me in various directions but one thing that has always remained a constant is my love for art and involving myself in the creative process.  As with anything, art is a process and my recent work is representative of how it has evolved. One of the hardest things as an artist is to find a voice in your work. I spent a long time focusing on replicating things that I saw rather truly seeing them through an artistic eye. My work now is based on an initial idea or vision, I still will use some references in the process, but my most successful moments in painting happen when I lose that security and the work is coming from within. Adding, editing, allowing color interaction to happen, letting the painting take it’s own direction…that is when I truly emerge as an artist.