Painting is my visual diary about thoughts I cannot express in words. I pour my experiences into my art, painting from a deeply personal place, expressing my chronic pain and the strength and desire to live fully. This conflict of my inner body is not beautiful, but hopeful. For me, painting is an effective avenue for healing both my body and psyche. Up close my paintings are chaotic, but at a distance this chaos emerges into light and hopefulness. This chaos comes forward as a positive and emotional message of hope without negating the losses and darkness of living through them. I am not only healing through my artwork, but am also sharing the hope of healing with others. Out of my own chaos of pouring my thoughts and emotions into my work, I attempt to deliver a spiritual and emotional message to the viewer through my choices and use of color.
Initially I use a pouring medium to let the paint flow and use random objects in unusual ways to direct the pour and create texture. I then follow the pour with multiple pours across the entirety of the canvas with paint that I mix which changes the viscosity of the paint from heavy acrylics to high flow acrylics. I follow with fine details in each piece. Using small brushes and acrylics pens and focusing on smaller areas of a larger canvas, I transport myself into a zone in which time is suspended.