Much of my work is a reflection of my attempts to truly belong in my own space, and more importantly within myself. It is a representation of my personal journey. A prioritizing of reconnection and rediscovery, of acceptance and self love.
On the canvas, I find ways to push boundaries and explore new lands. I love the parallels between this, my movements geographically, and my personal search to connect internally, and to belong.
The meditative intuitive process that I have developed, adds so much depth and a tangible energy to my work. This, the unpredictability of fluid mediums, juxtaposed with an ordered thought process and the controlled brushstroke, make for a fascinating creative process!
As I paint, the image I am creating changes continually from a state of order to disorder and back again. I give up and regain control. Sometimes a dance, often a battle, but one I totally immerse myself in.
I use painting as a way to connect with, to explore and to portray my emotions. My paintings have intensity and strength. They have grit, and can challenge. They can be vulnerable and soft. They show all the aspects of who I am.
We have little to lose from being authentic and much to gain. Creative expression is a valuable tool to explore and release emotions. Through my presentations and workshops I am able to share these invaluable therapeutic experiences of learning, personal exploration and growth with so many others.
Within and without the canvas it is important for me to strive to find the perfect balance between movement and fluidity, balance and stillness. By achieving this I ground myself and find my own space here.