I received my BA Honors Degree in Mixed Media Art from the University of Westminster in London, England, but I have had a love affair with art all of my life. Painting is my therapy. I become lost in a world of color, where the outside world ceases to exist and my mind clears with each and every brushstroke. Color has always been a passion of mine and I am fascinated by how color affects us emotionally and psychologically.
I often combine art and psychology, guiding people through their own creative process. For me, art is a spiritual and emotional journey of the soul. Although my artwork may look simple on the surface, it’s underlying message says volumes as to what I am thinking, feeling or experiencing, at any given time in my life. I believe in the power of the unsaid word, and through art and art therapy, you are invited to look deeper at both the artist, as well as the artist within.
My artwork is a combination of whimsical and abstract in nature. I find my inspiration in people and nature, using colors and shapes found in organic form. People have always inspired me. I love creating whimsy characters for cartoons and for my own book illustrations, as well as creating abstract paintings, capturing color, mood, and emotions.
Minimalism and spirituality also impact my artwork, finding inspiration in simplicity.
As an Artist and Licensed Professional Counselor, I facilitate creative expression and art therapy workshops, guiding people through their own creative process in a way that they can connect to their own inner artist.
I created “The Healing Labyrinth”, a community art project for the Stevens Point Sculpture Park, a place for community members to go within, explore and find solitude.