I create colourful, organic, abstracted galaxy acrylic paintings, with music playing a large role in my creative process, influencing the fluidity and movement of my art. It becomes a dance with the energies, emotions, and colour of the music lifting me into my dreamland.
I work in many layers which builds depth as I scrape, push, lift, and blend paint using various tools. My favourite tools are palette knives, wedges, spatulas, and brayers.
Painting is cathartic, and gives me permission to explore my emotions, both the negative and positive. I benefit by learning to embrace my negative emotions with as much gusto, joy, acceptance, and excitement as I do the positive ones, and this affords me the opportunity to build my confidence, trust in my process, and feel complete as I express my deepest self on the canvas.
With each added layer, I play with colours which sing in harmony and resonates with my higher self.
It all started during a very difficult time in my life when I felt the need for solace and quiet moments, and a way to express my emotions more profoundly than I could with words.
My husband experienced a massive stroke in 2008 and I became a single mother to two preteens, one of which had extreme behavioural issues while also being on the autism spectrum. As a result, I turned to art to sooth my inner imbalance.
In 2016 I turned to abstract art inspired by the galaxy, music and colour. I create intuitively building through layers of paint a unique world from within. As I paint I feel as though I’m dancing amongst the stars, and playing in the space beyond my dreams.