I create art because I love playing with art materials and it's my daily meditation. For me, painting is the ultimate meditation and creative expression. When I paint, I approach the canvas not knowing what the final outcome will be, I joyfully paint with the colors that call to me.
Most of my works are created in the early morning hours, reflecting the stillness of the pre-sunlight morning, allowing me to hear and listen to spirit and my inner world. I paint from the heart.
Every day, my art and meditation process is the same. It begins around 4 AM, with a hot cup of tea, candlelight, soft music, my cat Gilmore, and a blank canvas. Inspired by color, emotion, memory, or simply an open mind, I approach the canvas not knowing what the final outcome will be. I paint with the colors that call to me in the moment. I use resin and acrylic paints to pour, drip and brush directly onto Masonite board, metal or canvas and mix them on the surface. My process requires many layers of paint and is not premeditated, allowing for a spontaneous creation that is highly unpredictable. The finished abstract painting allows you to see the images or feelings that speak to you.