I grew up in Erie Pennsylvania and received a BFA from Edinboro University and then moved to Washington DC to start my career. Eventually I started my own advertising agency which I ran for 20 years. I was also a foster parent. After my advertising agency, I invented a UV wrist band that monitors sun exposure. I also became a certified ‘nutritional’ cook which has taken me around the world, helped me heal from a host of chronic conditions, and has helped me shift. I teach cooking techniques and blog recipes I create that I feel will help others do the same. In addition, I have focused on my deep passion for creating art.
My paintings have allowed me to shift into new patterns, new dimensions, shifts in consciousness. My creative process is an unfolding of my need to change, something calling me always just outside my current frame of reference. I find it comforting whenever I am feeling out of alignment that I can paint my way into a new understanding, however it appears. Poetic words, often haiku, are used throughout my artistic expressions to deepen the experience.
I have three main collections of art that I have been working within – ‘abstract’, ‘truth’, and ‘infinity’. They combine words with art to embody a forward transformation.
Included in this show are abstract paintings from the last decade. These paintings are my exploration of energy and light and perceiving the universe around me more comprehensively. Many of my abstracts are of people, things and places, but most are experiences in the energy of color, pattern and shape. Their titles reflect their deeper energetic messages. Most are in acrylic with mixed media and monotype, mounted to wooden cradle boards. I no longer use glass to frame my art as I feel it is a barrier to the energy contained in the paintings.
My art is an invitation, a fearless untethering to the past, allowing a gentle shift into a higher vibration of energy both individually and collectively. We are not alone, the future is light.
These paintings and poetic words are my ‘invitation to shift’.