n this day and age, it’s so common for people to feel disconnected from nature, creative expression, and ... read moren this day and age, it’s so common for people to feel disconnected from nature, creative expression, and their inner guidance. Through art and creativity, I help people reconnect with these values. In the early years of my art career, I used to get terrible artist’s block. I would sit around for days and weeks trying to think up how to make profound art, only to remain stagnant and depressed. It wasn’t until I realized how to see the world as an inspiring place that I began to find inspiration everywhere. It’s not about thinking up the next new show-stopping statement piece. It’s about tapping into the world around me. Whether I’m looking at the ocean or little things, like a weed growing up through the concrete, I now understand that there is beauty in everything. I enjoy a few styles of painting. I like intuitive painting, meaning I don’t premeditate what my paintings will look like when they’re done. I often hear from viewers and collectors that my art makes them feel happy. These have an uplifting, mystic, and playful energy. Through letting go of trying to control the outcome, I allow myself to play and see what emerges through the many layers of my paintings. I also enjoy more traditional styles using acrylic paint. I love capturing nature's beauty in my paintings, especially sea and landscapes, water close-ups, and florals. Deep down I believe that art is a window to the soul. If we let go of our creative blocks and express from a place of wonder and love, we discover an entire world that comes from within. I work with acrylic paint because it’s forgiving. Layering is a major theme in my work. Acrylics dry fast and they also allow me to use found objects. I often adhere decorative floral fabric to my canvases as well as embroidery found in hand-made dresses and that I get at thrift stores. I love repurposing things that have been cast aside by reinventing them in a fresh way.