"Every night when I go to sleep, I see flashes of colors, words, patterns, objects and people that I have etched in my mind from that day. They shape together into new images and designs that are unique to my mind. No one else can see what I am seeing. It is an exciting collage of my life."
Several years ago, after battling breast cancer and a series of tragic events in my life, I quit my job in travel to pursue my love of art. My focus in college was art metals. I have since transitioned into mixed media, fiber, and my current focus is mainly on glass fusing and casting. I also write poetry and song lyrics. I realized that I need to have many outlets to express my visions.
I travel often. So, naturally my travels have affected my art. The ocean world is very prevalent in my work, since I am in the Caribbean often. Also, I will snap photos of colors and patterns for inspiration everywhere like on a wood table or a crack in a sidewalk. I love trying new techniques and styles while overlaying them into my current skills.
I am stimulated by the strong colors and subjects of Paul Gauguin, Henri De Tolouse-Lautrec, Georgia O’Keeffe, Roland Richardson, and many others.
I make my art for myself because I love it and it heals me. I have a hard time parting with my pieces because they are all special to me. But, it gives me great pleasure knowing if someone else sees my vision and loves it too.