As an artist, I try to find the honesty and the truth in myself to express what I want at that moment. Each piece, however, is not about trying to express one raw emotion alone. It does not take a moment to create an idea on canvas, therefore how can it reflect one moment in thought. I experiment with ideas I’m fascinated with at that point in my life, be it materials, colours schemes, brushstrokes, themes that are running through my brain, or images I can’t seem to shake off. I love to play with vivid acrylic colours, pastels, high contrasts, and I like to see what shapes emerge from the colour I’m using without thinking of what it is, or what it looks like. I tend to begin a piece by picking an idea or feeling and basing the rest on that, or, choosing a colour palette with which I delve into the land of discovery to see what the finished product will be. I enjoy opening my mind to start a project, not knowing where it’s going, how long it will take to get there, or even when the end product will be revealed. When I work, I keep in mind that I have the control to open one’s mind to a vision. When people see my work, I’d like them to feel. I want them to feel any emotion, be it frustration, inspiration, intimidation, love, awe, confusion, indifference, or excitement. If I can allow someone the opportunity to feel something, I know I’ve succeeded in creating art that will then have an affect on the evolving world around me.
Biography: I began my artistic journey in high school, learning techniques, working with different materials, and understanding art history and its effect on art today. I had entered the world of art, not knowing that I would later branch off into the realm of music theatre. As a chosen career, theatre and song has given me an opportunity to experience an art form that is physical and emotional, rather than simply visual. I’ve found my time onstage has often brought to life images that I’ve later been able to explore on canvas and other materials.
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