“I paint flowers so they will not die.” – Frida Kahlo
As a child, my favorite day was when my mother bought me a new box of Crayola Crayons, 64 count. Nothing was more fun than opening that box and seeing all the colors at my disposal. I love the process of painting, from sketching my subject to determining values to mixing colors and everything in between. For me, it’s like working on a puzzle, trying to figure out the best way to create the illusion of the 3-dimensional on the 2-dimensional canvas.
I am inspired to paint what I see around me. Sometimes it’s the colors of the clouds of a
sunset; sometimes, it’s the way a palm tree moves in the wind or the way the light plays
across the petals of a flower. It can be the many shades of white on a shell I found walking a beach or the curves, creases, and turns of a person’s face.
I have been painting or making art for as long as I could hold a crayon. I studied Fine Art at Boston University and graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from The College of New Jersey. After working for several years in Packaging Design, I picked up my paintbrush again and haven’t looked back.
I’ve exhibited with the Freehold Art Society and the Guild of Creative Art in New Jersey.