My love for making things has been with me throughout my entire life. I have always had a creative mind and a need to work with my hands. As the youngest child in a family of 5 kids, I could often be found off to the side, making crafts out of felt, shells, stones and other found objects. I would melt wax in my easy bake oven and make candles. I would make jewelry and paint on the walls in my bedroom. The creative process brought me such joy and a great reprieve from the active household that was dominated by my 4 older brothers. Art gave me confidence, solace, recognition and a way to stand out from the crowd. Art has always been a mainstay for me and I believe it has helped define me.
My artistic process varies depending on what medium I am working with. I don’t spend a lot of time on the front end with sketching or planning. I usually just dive in! I will say, this approach can lead to disaster and I have been known to discard a project and start anew; however, I as I have gotten older, I have learned to stick with the process and see if I can work my magic to make the piece come together. The end goal is to produce art that is precise, professional, colorful, bold and desirable.