Meet the artist
Art has always been my favorite and the most natural way to express myself. I like to think that though I’m not the best at expressing my emotions, I am okay at mixing paint, so maybe the art I make can express my emotions for me. Here are some of the ways that I like to express myself artistically through creating, specifically paintings and jewelry.
I love to create art that is really big or really small and I rarely display it in the same way more than once. Some of my biggest influences are the feelings of euphoria and childhood whimsey. Euphoria shows up in my art, in my opinion through the bright blended colors and psychedelic sky themes. While childhood whimsy shows up through my use of simple and unconventional materials, along with universal shaped and symbols.
To make artwork that I hope is engaging to the viewer I do my best to try and captivate the eye in new ways. For example, I like to create texture in paintings by using many layers of acrylic paint or other miscellaneous materials such as coffee beans, newspaper, beads, magazine clippings and adhered with lots of glue. I also often incorporate pops of color, metallics, and neon. My goal in doing this is making work that feels calming, natural, organic, sometimes nostalgic, and often a bit weird!
I believe that there is no wrong way to interpret a work of art. Creating art is a form of therapy for me and my first goal when I make art is to have fun, my second goal is to inspire whoever comes across the art, and lastly, to make people feel something. I enjoy art that has no message and makes no statement but instead makes you feel.