Ever since I was a child, my life revolved around painting, drawing and dancing. My passion was so alive, focused and engaged in these activities, that my father created a little studio just for me, in front of a window, looking out toward a beautiful Maple tree. As the seasons changed, so did the colors out that window, providing me with new color palettes to explore.
To this day, I still see the ever-changing colors in a landscape, the hues and depth of purple, mauve, and sage green in a high desert landscape, the lush springtime intensity of new buds about to burst forth, and the cool turquoise and marine blues in the ocean, balanced by the golden brilliance of the setting sun.
When I observe the people around me, I see colors framing their bodies, soft golden hues reflecting the curves of their faces. I see the strength and beauty of a dancers’ body, and the expression of emotional connection as a musician brings their instrument to life. These images and the emotions evoked become my muse in the moment. They are what I am compelled to express in my paintings.
As I observe people in the moment, especially when they are being fully themselves, I am driven to capture their essence, the qualities and depth of emotion that are unique only to them. For me, it is imperative that my art continues to develop, to grow, to explore and create while ensuring the fullest freedom of expression.
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