It took a near-death experience in 2012 to turn me into an artist. It was my first day home after winning a battle with advanced stage pneumonia, one which most people lose. That day I had what I suppose was an epiphany. Suddenly art had to be in my life.
It is quite odd because not for one second had I ever considered being an artist. Why would I? Art was something for people with creative talent and the skill to bring ideas into the physical world. That certainly did not describe me.
Having no art education, my recovery was spent researching, and later I experimented with many mediums. Three styles and two different mediums now make up my work. My metal wall art involves distressing metal and enamel paint to create artworks with great character and depth. Painting on canvas is my newest endeavor. Then there is my Wall of Color series. This customizable style is made up of multiple pieces, usually square panels, of simple design, with the idea of creating big works of color. These installations are perfect for creating an uplifting environment.