I've been making things since I was a little girl, fingers always streaked in oil pastel and charcoal and drawings on paper covering every surface of my room. Primarily a painter, I also use a variety of materials such as photographs, lyrics and poems, fabric and other elements on canvas and wood to extend my creative message. I see art as a vessel for truth-telling and liberation. My work reflects themes of hope and healing and invites the viewer to have an experience of connection with a piece.
I also facilitate creativity workshops in Southern California and Chicago IL, as well as participating in gallery shows nationally.
Words have always been a way for me to make sense of what my heart sees. I love to express the ways I notice this one and only life through words and poetry. Often I write about mothering, creativity, humanitarian issues and current events. I’ve also written articles for David C Cook, HomeFront Magazine, Willow Germany, and other guest blogs. I don’t get to blog as often as I would like, but I do love the space it gives me to process and unwind my thoughts in an informal and accessible way. I welcome comments and love hearing when what I share connects. Please note that any unkind or negative comments will be removed at my discretion. Let’s keep it kind and positive!