Freedom of expression is something I believe all of us, deep down, desire as humans; the permission and opportunity to create, express, and experience life without limitation. Through the medium of visual arts I freely express and strive to give others space, permission and inspiration to do the same.
It’s my goal to help people find liberating connection to each other and this precious Earth we share, through creativity. Much of the subject matter of my work includes forms from the natural world such as plants and sea life and sometimes humans interacting with nature. Through this subject matter I highlight the importance of our connection as a society and human race with nature and our reliance on this beautiful Earth. My work also portrays the array of emotions often experienced as an individual in gratitude, wonder, and connection with the diverse environments of our world.
Growing up on my family’s organic farm in northern Colorado where I spent my days “playing in the dirt” and helping tend the vegetable fields our food came from, instilled in me a strong connection with the Earth, the source of our sustenance. Growing up I we also spent a lot of time traveling and camping in the great outdoors, furthering that connection. Finally, in 2014, I traveled to a small animal rescue shelter in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru, where I volunteered helping re-habilitate animals who had been injured due to deforestation. This only increased my compassion for our planet and sparked my desire to raise awareness and communicate its beauty through art. I hope you enjoy the paintings!
“Even after all these years, the sun has never said to the Earth, ‘you owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that; it lights up the whole sky.” -Hafiz