I make art from what is around me physically and mentally, past and present. The unmitigated range in my work is a statement of me, my observations, broken down into sections of my personality, and depicted in series as I travel back and forth in thought, connecting these varied interests in my art to coexist. As a native Californian, I am concerned with the development/destruction of our coastal community. Using unobstructed nature as a base point, I add figures, objects and architectural lines which manifest in my work.
In the self reflection and exploration of differentiating female and male personas, I question how society deals with gender and how the media portrays a false illustration of who we are, knowing internally what is often masked. We have emotional states that are shut down or concealed. Each piece with the “Figures” series denotes a personal aspect and the diverse challenges we all face. The small studies in the “Le Petite” series, hones my use of a spontaneous style where I can let the paint dictate the mood.
Shifting gears as my mind spins, I work within the gird as an homage to the past modern/minimalist art, when the grid structure and controlled space was used to simplify an object. In today’s digital age, the grid, whether developed or undeveloped, we all have a place in it. Each piece is worked through layers of acrylic and digital media, comprised of historical and researched images, which are then placed within the grid. The medium is forced back and forth, until I've reached the depth and personal meaning for each area. A reflection of this can be seen in my series "Secluded and Convenient".
Whether in structured or intuitive work, composition and color are very important and my final objective is achieved when the piece can be viewed in different directions. My work feels complete when the balance of loose paint application and calming, reinforcing lines create a synergy that is contrasting but also harmonious.
Owner - Sunny Creek Studios
Providing Destination and Team Building Paint events for small and large groups at private and corporate events.
Corporate Clients include:
- API Energy
- Campland on The Bay
- Fairmont Resorts
- Futurity First Insurance Group
- Hyatt Resorts
- IMark Supply
- Loews Coronado Bay Resort
- LPL Financial
- Marriott Marquis (Downtown Marina)
- OMNI Resorts
- Premier America
- Segal Marco Advisors
- Verizon Wireless