Artist StatementOn the surface, I continue to be inspired mainly by color, which I take full advantage of with my palette. On the subsurface, I wish to convey truth and honesty in my work – through my interpretation of whatever the subject matter may be. These are vague terms appropriately describing intangibles. Discovering the essence of things is my passion. Putting it on canvas is my essence.
I was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. I was self employed as a General Contractor for over ten years prior to starting a family in 1999. In 2002 I decided to try my hand at painting in Howard County where I currently reside with my husband and two daughters. I immediately fell in love with the creative process and continued-on to take classes over the next six years in drawing, watercolor and oil painting through the Department of Continuing Studies at both the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC, as well as under private instruction.
In 2004 we renovated an old chicken coop in our backyard into a studio where I currently work. My primary professional goal is to pursue a career which embraces and encourages the creative process and my entrepreneurial spirit. I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, canning, cycling, discovering new music, being outdoors, and of course seeking visual inspiration!