I began painting 4 years ago, while working on my undergrad degree in music, and suddenly I had the overwhelming urge to create visual art, even though I had never taken an art class before. I began mixing and blending colors with acrylics, and quickly fell in love with the texture and dimension of oil paints when used with a palette knife. My latest collection shows the female form in a vibrant, yet calm and reflective state.
I am inspired by Henri Matisse’s abstract forms, Fridha Kahlo’s bold feminism, and Georgia O’Keefe’s movement and colors. I adore the paintings of Gee Gee Collins, Richard Claremont, and Kirsten Jackson. Ideas on feminism and freedom of expression fuel my creativity.