MY STORY

I believe with all my heart that when we find that which saves us,

it heals and transforms the very fabric of our existence.

It is this I hold dear as I paint, write and speak messages of love,

hope and inspiration.

Every person deserves to live their dream and express their joy,

and I’m here to help you experience that.

Paintings alive with movement, energy and vibrant colour to excite your senses and beautify your space.

Translating emotion and energy into abstract paintings on wood panel, alive with transcendent powerful vibrancy, transforming darkness into light, inspired by nature, a poetic muse and life experiences.

Maybe you're someone...

Who has panache, an open heart and keen mind. You want to reflect that in your style, and have an experience of art to invigorate your spirits and energize your dreams. My paintings are designed to help you do just that.

What you can expect...

Let my art ignite your inner fire and senses! You’ll be drawn in to experience colour like never before, and have a work of art that will captivate and inspire you for years to come.

I know first hand how finding our passion can lead us from darkness into light. Having lived the first four decades of my life with eating disorders, debilitating bouts of depression, two failed marriages, a harrowing experience and severe chronic pain that forced me to walk with a cane for a while, I lived in depths of despair that my sensitive nature could no longer endure. I questioned the meaning of life year after year, until I finally surrendered to my pain and turned to seeking something that would fill my days with some amount of happiness. I couldn’t have been more surprised to discover that slowing down life and letting go of pressure would be the key to opening my heart and discovering my healing and joy in the brush and the word.

I suppose in looking back, the clue to my salvation points to a day, once upon a time, a long long while ago, in kindergarten. While I don’t remember the events before or after, I remember quite vividly the heart fluttering joy I experienced when I was introduced to finger painting.

I remember red. I remember the feel of my hands sliding, scrunching and twirling across the paper covered in this glorious colour. It was slippery and messy and gooey and wet. Raised in a house where everything had to be just so, or else, the freedom in playing with wild abandon made an impression on my little heart. Every day after I skipped to school in excited anticipation of getting to play with paint again, but sadly we never did, and maybe, day after disappointed day I lost a little part of me, until hope disappeared.

I couldn’t know it then, but it would be many decades before I would have that experience of joy again. When it did, wow. It would change my life.

In my previous career…

I might have excelled in the financial, insurance and not-for-profit worlds over many years, but my creative spirit died an agonizing slow death. My mental and emotional state suffered from lack of self-love and confidence. I hurt, in every which way. In two marriages, I depended on my husbands to fill me up, but of course they never could.

Eventually, to find meaning in my life, I sought refuge in spirituality and going on pilgrimages to places like Egypt, Italy, France and South Africa that profoundly impacted me. I had the most extraordinary magical experiences and discovered I had intuitive gifts and a deep connection to the land, sea, and sky.

Yet, depression still haunted me as I struggled to weave a new life together.

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It took years and dedicated effort to peel away the layers of self-hatred and shame. In all honesty, I’m still working on it, but in my darkest hours, when pain and a cane became a fact of my life, and a moment of compassion and a longing for happiness found its way into my heart, I picked up a brush, dipped it into paint and the instant it touched a canvas my entire world transformed.

I am in a wonderfully happy relationship spanning over ten years now, have a very close bond with my son, and I am becoming more fully engaged in living with passion and purpose in a creative life and dedicated to serving something greater than myself.

So, yes, I have come to believe that when you find that thing that makes you come alive, and give yourself to it fully, dreams do come true and love is everywhere when gratitude reigns.

My story proves it: life can be a beautiful work of art.

Thank you for visiting and spending a moment in my expression of joy.

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