Five years ago, I was standing in the middle of my one and only photography exhibit. I had been capturing Midwest landscapes with my camera for a couple of years and was very fortunate to be exhibiting some of my photographs. And I remember very vividly a deep longing to be painting. I remember thinking to myself, “I wish I were painting.”
The next day, I bought a few art supplies and I have been painting or sketching (or doodling!) every day since.
My greatest inspiration are the wildflowers and gardens found in the Midwest landscape. Vivid color combinations, bold brushstrokes, and rich texture best describe my art aesthetic. No matter the subject, I love creating emotion for the viewer. For me, art is personal, emotional and a reflection of my own experiences. Each painting speaks to a different story. I paint to remember my life.
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