My creative artworks develop from my everyday experiences, my surrounding environment, and through my hands-on process of creating. My work is frequently influenced by different stages in my daughter's life and the activities we participate in together. I especially enjoy our nature walks; I find myself fascinated by the birds, flowers, insects, trees, and how they interact with the weather. These observations and experiences are often found in my work.
I am content in creating and spreading beauty and happiness through my work. Glass, liquids, and smooth shiny surfaces along with the playful colors of childhood often influence my color pallette. I aim to create complex, intense, and beautifully aesthetic compositions often with visually rhythmic backgrounds.
My goal is to interpret and sensitize ordinary life through my art. In addition to the influences mentioned above, my work often includes two bird silhouettes; these represent the lives lived by my grandfathers and serve as a reminder of my own mortality. I want to help people learn to love and appreciate life. We live in a fast paced world, rarely finding time to stop and enjoy the simple pleasures that surround us.
I let my personal senses and perceptions motivate me to follow through with my own ideas and creative judgments. I am involved in my work physically, mentally, and sensually. I am driven by experimentation, curiosity, observation, and memory. If I am not physically creating, I am in deep thought about what's waiting for me in my studio or am contemplating a new idea for yet another work of art.