Bio: I consider myself a life artist or artist of life. I’m a self-taught acrylic painter currently living in Denver, Colorado USA with my partner and our three combined children. Painting has been an anchor for me during this 2020 pandemic with all the global changes and uncertainty. I use painting as a pallet for my subconscious expression and normally allow my work to emerge, rather than planning in advance where it will go. All my paintings have a story to tell and when they are all placed together they tell a full story involving the workings of my heart.
I painted "Perfectly Imperfect" on the 4th of July, the United States Independence Day; while pondering all that is happening on the earth, in the world, in this country and in all of us during this year of great change. I was thinking about humanity and how under the surface we’re all the same. Behind all our belief systems, prejudices, opinions, appearances, history and so on, we’re all cut from the same cloth. We all feel, long, desire, dream, create, love, breathe, laugh, long for life and even hurt the same. When we feel into others, we know them because they are a mirror of ourselves. When we look and label, rather than feel, we don’t know because we see what is different rather than what is the same. Feeling aligns with deeper understanding. The bringing together of feeling and looking creates a scene that is perfectly imperfect. Perfection is in the imperfection. As I pondered all this and how it relates to our beautiful earth, world and country, at this perfectly imperfect time, this mystical forest emerged. It is Perfectly Imperfect.
April-May 2020- Solo resident exhibition at the Temple Contemporary Artist Haven; Denver, Colorado, entitled "Lockdown 2020." thetempledenver.org
June 2020- My piece entitled "Evolution" is featured in the June issue of Denver's Independent Art and Literature Magazine entitled "Birdy Magazine." Issue 078 Digital. Birdymagazine.com
August 2020- "Perfectly Imperfect" will be featured in the August issue of Birdy Magazine. Birdymagazine.com
I am also a resident artist at the Temple Denver, a Contemporary Artists Haven in Denver, Colorado. thetempledenver.org