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I'm an artist living in Texas. 

My artistic process is to paint from life. It’s a celebration of the slow gaze, work that comes from a deep sense of gratitude and a longing to practice mindfulness. The still life setups are composed of daily life—finding beauty, life, energy and delight in ordinary moments and objects. My work connects with the tradition of Vanitas by including ephemeral flowers, fish and vegetation. 

I combine paint and paper on canvas to create a surface that invites a close look. I use wrapping paper and vintage ephemera such as map fragments, ledger paper, hymns, poetry and Little Golden Book Encyclopedia pages for children. This is a way to include other voices and viewpoints within the image as well as a sense of nostalgia and the possibility for various interpretations. Intense color, light, pattern and texture are a focus that drive me on this creative journey. Grappling with these ingredients feels like a very serious form of play. Hopefully, that joy and engagement show up in the work. The polka dot grids refer to faith in atoms, spirit, pixels and all of the things that are hard to see that pervade the physical world.

 

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"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough."

-Meister Eckhart

 

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