"Art allows me to express what's important to me. I enjoy painting, as well as creating with natural fibers. As an acrylic painter, I enjoy using as much color as possible to show an aspect of life at its best. I also explore other types of mediums such as watercolor, inks, and colored pencil art.
I draw strength from the works of various artists. There's the genius of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and others whose work I enjoy. The list of artists who inspire me are steadily growing.
The artwork I create is different, in that, it's uniquely inspired by my own personal story, and the stories told to me by my grandmother.
My goal, and objective, as an artist, is to get more visibility, and to hang on the walls of as many homes as possible.
I have been told that the choice of colors I use, and the way in which I depict my subject, stands out as it tells an inspiring story .
Generally, I start each painting with a sketch of some sort, followed by an under painting. I choose a background color, and then begin laying the foundation for the painting. Sometimes, I just go with the flow and the strong inspiration I'm feeling at that moment, and put paint to canvas!
I admire artists who can take a simple subject and produce a beautiful story.
My art evokes hope! My art evokes strength, and it may even make you smile.
I recently won the 'People's Choice' award at a Juried Art Exhibition.
When I think about artists from the past, Henri Matisse comes to mind. He gives me the courage to use patterns and colors. Matisse was also a Print Maker and a Sculptor. This inspires me to create in various areas of the arts. Pablo Picasso gives me just enough edge to break the mold and be creative with shapes and facial expression. His ability to create art in various styles encourages me to be open to simply creating art. He was not afraid to use color or to give a different perspective on something familiar."