Being open to new ideas and tools keeps my palette fresh. I embrace all things unique and need these things in order to grow and learn from my surroundings. Often times I become bored with regular day to day duties and styles. I find love and laughter in new approaches to my artwork that are bringing out the best in me. Painting is truly my passion and I love experiencing other people’s perception of pieces I have created. I let my moods decide the outcome of a piece. I do not place restrictions or boundaries on my work and this is my key to creating.
I paint from memory most times. The thoughts that flow when I am picking my pallet are often times like a therapy session for me. I choose to portray negative or pessimistic behavior in a whimsical way. This is my attempt to rid the memories that haunt me on a day to day basis in order to renew the positive growth that is bubbling up inside. I often times paint my Chakra colors without even being aware at the moment, but later analyzing the scene reveals that the colors are in sync with the turmoil I am facing at the time.
I also paint carefree paintings without memory attached when the mood strikes me. I choose to start a painting without a well planned idea other than the canvas, board, paper or whatever I have to lay paint on, and my brushes with random colors of choice. I find it very difficult to map out a painting because the urgency and emotion often times disappears. And to me this is revealed through the formal side of art the elite side of art we have come to learn through history. I do however work from still life more recently, and this is due to a new path in school with that of the proper style taught in studio art. I often times struggle with both sides which is apparent in many of my works. But I continue to be open and learn from both realms to connect all that is related even vaguely. I have a deep appreciation for Outsider artists and, raw art, art brut and all that is naive,. To me the process of creating from memory is even more engaging when it is done without intentions, and rather on the outskirts of programmed