I love creating abstract paintings primarily in acrylic on large gallery-wrapped canvases, as well as Japanese watercolors with graphite on paper. These mediums bring me creative joy.
I am inspired by the vivid colors and textures I see in Santa Barbara, California landscapes, where I am grateful to reside. I am continually drawn to the oceans and mountains. I am lucky to have lived in or have family members to visit in special places that deeply influence my art, such as Colorado, Switzerland, Hawaii, New York City, and Paris. The sparkle of the cities, stars, mountain peaks, and sea tides move me to create.
Some of the textures found in my paintings have been built over the last twenty years by slowly layering over my older paintings that were originally in different styles. This resulted in a meditative practice of self-discovery. Layers of passion, experiences, and memories.
When I was a child, I watched my dad (a culinary French chef and restaurant owner) go blind due to a genetic degenerative eye disease called Choroideremia. I learned the hard way that vision is a privilege and a gift not to take for granted. That led me to a lifetime of deep appreciation of every single moment of sight and visual inspiration.
Music also plays a part in my creative process. I grew up dancing (classical ballet, contemporary, and hip hop). For me, dance and painting are meditation in motion. I lose my sense of self completely when listening to music while painting. I feel restored after each artistic session.
I have enjoyed creating commissioned paintings for art buyers and collectors. It is an honor to be invited into their homes, estates, and spaces near and far. I create art for my clients with the goal of honoring their stories and personal inspirations. My method is to create a few variations for my clients to choose from. This allows for a low-pressure collaborative journey. My clients choose their personal favorite painting, and I keep the remaining pieces to showcase in gallery exhibits or sell on my website. This has been a wonderful way to build my collection and offer more variety. Interestingly, of my clients recently commissioned me to create a painting for their Montecito estate, however, when I presented the series to choose from, they decided to purchase all four paintings to display in different parts of their home.
You can my sold art pieces on my website, under the paintings section.
All of my available paintings are also listed on this website and can be shipped to most cities and countries.
For art collectors who would rather view and purchase my art in person, I will invite them to a current exhibit, or on occasion invite them to my personal art studio where I also display and store my art. I have had many clients walk out of my art studio with a painting in hand. This is also a fun way to meet and purchase my art.
It truly is an honor to have my art pieces hanging in private homes and galleries. A piece of me is part of each painting I create for each wall space. I am thrilled to share my art with the world in this capacity. I look forward to seeing where this artistic journey takes me.
I am forever grateful to my friends and family who encourage me, especially my husband and two young boys. What a joy I feel to love, be loved, enjoy the nature that surrounds us, and feel inspired to create art. “The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.”- Auguste Rodin