To me, art is a noun, a tactile creation that is a personal statement or dedication to visual expression. Art is also an adjective, an enjoyable and fascinating process of exploring a creative intuition. Art is also a place where I go to be my genuine self, to search for my own explanation of this world, rather than imitating someone else’s view.
Through my art, I expose the softer, aesthetically pleasing side of life. I blend color by fusing layers of oil brushstrokes, pastel marks, and watercolor drips. When I create, I rely on specific memories from my childhood that describe qualities that are most important in my life, like the valued beauty found in seasons changing, the stability of family bonds, the importance of a quality work ethic, the ability to genuinely listen, and the appreciation of the countryside, where life begins.
Though I enjoy blending small dabs of color, I like to preserve the quality of color in each mark. I prefer highly saturated colors, especially in shades of green, a color I find tranquil and pleasing. I associate highly saturated colors with happiness, which has a vital influence in my work. Overall, my artwork highlights basic qualities in life that are too often disregarded but should be cherished. I cherish life when I truly learn from another person and custom and admire the leaves slowly changing colors on trees.