Thank you for taking a moment to read about my artwork. I began painting while employed hospice homecare nurse. I experienced grief on a daily basis in my work, while also receiving beautiful spiritual gifts from my patients and families. My paintings were a way for me to remember those gifts and to transform my grief into lasting joy.
Most of my work still begins as "intuitive". I have no plan or design when I begin. I just choose colors and patterns that represent either how I am feeling or how I wish that I was feeling. Sometimes, I create a mixture of patterns and colors and that is enough. I leave the piece for days or weeks, observing it every so often, to wait for a design to emerge. Eventually, it does.
Many of my large pieces tell a specific story about a patient or relate directly to a patient. As a registered nurse, I have a responsibility to maintain patient confidentiality and must abbreviate the stories that I share here. When I look at the art, I am taken back to the beauty of the patient and the privilege of being able to walk beside them on their final journey.
I have since become a self-taught artist and my current ideas relate to my nursing practice in Baltimore City. I explore various mediums and styles.
With my art and art products, I hope to inspire a sense of hope, an appreciation for art, and pure 'happy' in the celebration of life.