“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe
I create abstract pantings primarily in Acrylic on large gallery wrapped canvases. I also create paintings with Japanese watercolors and graphite.
Inspired by the vivid colors and textures I see in Santa Barbara California landscapes. I am continually drawn to the ocean, sky, trees, and mountains.
Some of the textures found in my paintings have been built over the last twenty years by slowly layering over my older paintings that were originally in different styles. This resulted in a meditative practice of self discovery. Layers of memories, experiences, and passion.
When I was a child, I watched my dad (a culinary French chef and restaurant owner) go blind due to a genetic degenerative eye disease called Choroideremia. I learned the hard way that vision is a privilege and a gift not to take for granted. That led me to a life time of deep appreciation of every single moment of sight and visual inspiration.
Music plays a part of my art and creative process. I grew up dancing (classical ballet, contemporary, and hip hop). For me, painting is dance and meditation in motion.
My husband and two young boys are the loves of my life. They fuel the passion and fire behind my art and all that I do.
“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.”- Auguste Rodin