Artist's Statement

I am coming into my own creative voice. I paint from the inside out.  Introspection feeds my spiritual imagination that naturally moves outward through my body, and directs my paintbrushes in the expression of visual narratives. Art is how I make sense of my place in the world. I am inspired by stories told in the form of music, folktales, myths, and poetry.  Stories strike a familiar cord from the deeper indescribable place within me, and I cannot help but respond.  The narratives behind my work often unfolds to me as I develop the images.  My current work reflects my personal shift away from the old male-authored scripts for women's place and value in the patriarchal culture in which I grew up.  I seek to replace them with truths that empower my self esteem and feminine voice, and my art is the vehicle through which my feminine voice speaks.