Art has always been more than just a skill or career to me, but feels like a link to the parts of human experience that lay beneath our surface. I developed my artistic practice by approaching art as a healing, exploratory pursuit, which lead me to be open and free in my creative process. Often experimenting with different mediums, treating my art like play has allowed me to reach deeper emotions and unexpected imagery that reside in the subconscious mind.
I feel a strong link between my unplanned, organic approach to creating art and the unplanned, organic state of nature. Nature is the original artist, creating itself from itself just as artists create their art from themselves. My art is both inspired by nature in subject and process, as I use methods like automatic drawing that parallel the way nature is unplanned but beautiful and perfect in its own methods.
Art provides me with an understanding of myself and my world as well as a source of healing. Using an abstract surrealist style, I capture the beauty and healing I receive from nature and art to return that same healing and beauty back to the world.