Artful. Mischievous. Easily amused. Introspective. Quirky. Contemplative. Subtle. Sassy. Quick to smile. Aquarius.
I’ve been doing this art thing for a while now. I bless my exhausted, cleaning obsessed grandmother and parents for getting me out of their hair by sitting me down at the dining room table with pencils and paper, crayons and construction paper. Because it’s in those little joys of craftiness a life of creative expression was born.
I learned well and quickly the fine art of sneakiness after witnessing the many thrashings my brother received for his naughty behaviour. Knowing full well the hell that would rain down upon my world should my crayons touch the lovely fresh walls of my childhood home, my Michelangelo masterpiece had to find a more subtle landing place.
My masterpiece still exists, to this day, on the underside of said dining chairs and table. Undiscovered, literally, for decades – the game was up the day we moved. Oh, the cursing I received in ‘Germanglish’* was epic! But I have to admit, quite saucily, I still have a good laugh about it to this day.
Honestly tho’, I’m so much more than my story. I’m just like you, a human being trying to figure it all out.
I’m an extension of creative essence, creative spirit, call it what you will. I tend to champion the woo woo over the practical. I’m mightily entertained by my inner world. I believe we change the world starting from within. And that everything is energy.
I paint using my intuition, the energy of my emotions, my body.
I love paint splash and texture and broad brush strokes. Colour is delicious to me.
The words art and artist just don’t seem big enough to encompass all that I am, all that I want to be, all that I am becoming.
When I make art I feel the energy of the universe flowing through me…lighting me up, firing me up, shining me up, opening me up. Yeah, it’s pretty profound. And still feels lame and cheesy trying to explain it.
For all this rambling I do have a point. With all my grand love of the woo woo and the planets aligning just so, I do actually have a mission. Imagine that!
My mission is to create lyrical, vibrant, dynamic art that takes your breath away. Art that pulls you in and breathes you out, like a lovely spring day. I want to create art that inspires healing, the deep catharsis that comes with expression good or bad. To remind you of your birthright of brilliance. To allow Art to open new doors to your relationship to beauty and spirit. And to know and recognize that Art is not reserved for a special few, Art really is for everyone.
Art is a method of expression that allows for the non linear non language part of me to speak and be heard…it’s an unending exploration of moments in time, emotions, the deep mystery of the personal light and dark expressed through the loveliness of line, colour, shape, texture and truth.
Enjoy, my lovelies. Peace out.
* Germanglish: a slang language created by mixing German and English together in the same sentence. Sort of like when people with accents get really angry – the accent gets really intense…not that I have an accent or anything. But I do have German parents.