I’m an expressive acrylic painter specialized in portraits and abstract. I am known for my bold use of color, vibrancy, and well as the emotions and stories for each of my pieces. “Beauty in the Face of Adversity” has a lot to do with strong women rising up. Learning tough lessons in life allows me to help those that need a little inspiration and connection.
I’ll share with you a little backstory that shaped me into the person that I am today. I was born in Camden, NJ but moved to Florida when I was 11. Growing up a single mother and moving from place to place became the norm for a while. I Started drawing as a teenager as a form of stability and therapy and was fascinated with anything that allowed me to express myself. When I started high school, I got into the magnet program that allowed me to explore the arts. I was in a video yearbook club, morning announcements, newspaper, and drama club. Being a shy kid, these clubs allowed me to really soar into the person I am today.
Now as a 37-year old I’ve hit my stride with expressive paintings. I really feel at home when I begin a piece but most importantly I wanted my work to have a purpose. Strong female role models have been an ongoing theme in most of my pieces. I want to create a space that is safe to talk about sensitive subjects such as mental health, women in the workplace, domestic violence, and substance abuse. This is why I created the series “Beauty in the Face of Adversity.” I wanted people to know that it’s okay to open up in a deep way about these issues and to face these challenges together in a safe, creative space. It seems art has a deep impact on how we communicate especially when it’s hard to put your feelings into words.
To me, art sparks a powerful journey into the soul and mind, it’s a fabrication of one’s free will. It’s all about connection to higher parts of ourselves as well as our connection to spirit.
“Divine Feminine” Acrylic Gold Leaf Stretched Canvas 12×12 inches
“Digital Nature” Acrylic on Stretched Canvas 12×12 inches
Abstract Portrait Painting Tutorial
“Flora” Hand Painted Original Acrylic Canvas 14×14 inches
“Gaia” Abstract Painting Acrylic and Gold Leaf Stretched Canvas 12×12 inches
“Tenacious Spirit” Gold leaf acrylic painting Stretched Canvas 12×12 inches
“Chances” Wall art Acrylic Painting Gold Leaf Stretched Canvas 24×18 inches
“Creative Limits” Wall art Acrylic Stretched Canvas 20×24 inches
“Ebb and Flow” (Gold leaf powder and Heavy Gel texture with strokes of a newly discoved rare YlnMn blue watercolor) Abstract Art Acrylic Stretched Canvas 20×24 inches