There is a moment in the creative process where things just seem to “click” for me. That moment usually happens when I find myself inspired by an event or occasion that brings about a private strong emotional response. I am an emotional person; I allow my feelings to fuel my creativity. It is a good thing!
My art passion began as a child. I have memories of using art to escape into a world of my own. I would grab anything and everything I could to form a composition and sketch, paint or just assemble things together from some sort of mixed media. I doodled a lot to pass time, but it was something I found I was passionate about. That passion has never dimmed. Art has always been in the forefront of my mind. As I grew older, that passion grew stronger and my need to express myself in an artistic way consumed my thoughts. Art, for me, emerges in the quiet moments. Sometimes it has a clear and concise method to the creativity process, others it exhibits in a random and unconscious manifestation. My artwork for me, becomes a mirror of what is going on in my life at that precise moment. Some people express themselves through music or poetry; I express myself through art. It is a collaboration of my dreams, visions and a peek inside my inner most thoughts.
My interest in all mediums of art stems from my diverse curiosity of my life. From painting, to sketches, to the collages I create, it all clicks into place as a snapshot of who I am. It is where I am and what I am feeling at the time. It is a process. Although the viewers may not see clearly, when I reflect on my artwork I see my life. I see the ups and downs of my experiences, the things that made me stronger, the weakness of my heart and the struggles I have overcome. My artwork is a form of my life-long progress, evolving alongside my everyday life. My artwork is a clear map of the journey from where I am and what I am feeling. It is true ... art is about color, texture, and movement but also it is about creation, a moment of time, my passion and my life. Art is food for the soul and I feast on it daily.