When engaged in the flow of creativity, we are in the moment and expressing our true nature. This is no small thing! When we have a positive emotional response to another's work of art, we also benefit on so many levels. My artwork is meant to inspire positivity, creativity, and peace.
My artistic process
To achieve "depth" in my artwork, I apply multiple layers of acrylic paints, torn photographic imagery, and collage on a gessoed, wooden panel. When I am happy with the results, I use a palette knife to apply a thick layer of acrylic gel medium, and finish the piece off with two coats of acrylic satin varnish. I work on many panels at once which helps to speed the process without loosing the artistic edge.
I have a Master's Degree in Art Therapy (St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, 2012) and a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Painting (University of Illinois at Chicago, 1991).
Over the years, I have held various positions, usually at non-profits, but have found none more rewarding than creating art and helping others discover their own creative voices.