the artist

Artist's Statement

Everything works together driving synergy forward to explore new ideas and push boundaries. My goal is to create beauty and make the world a better place and bring out the best in others. The most recent two years I began painting portraits of homeless people including situations that surround the homeless issue; the collection is substantial and growing. The body of work has proven to be life changing for many involved.

I strive to expand my range within visual arts. I do not want to control the end result therefore I began using acrylic pours which I found to be freeing and interesting.

My traditional work includes many artistic mediums: bronze and ceramic sculpture, installations, large murals, pencil and ink drawings, and a range of others. I am a painter with many diverse interests. Sometimes I lie awake at night my head is spinning with new ideas. As a result I am a prolific artist.

I enjoy being in the world regardless of the chaos, I see the potential.

Bio

As a native Canadian, our family moved to Southern California when I was thirteen, and I have lived here since then. My education includes two Bachelors degree from California State University, Fullerton -- the first in Business Administration and I then pursued my passion and completed the second degree in Fine Arts, with a concentration in drawing and painting.

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Awards

  • JW Marriott Corporation
  • Student Purchase Awards
    • Saddleback Community College
    • California State University, Fullerton
  • Oakton Foundation for the Arts, Oakton, Virginia - 1st Place June 2018

Galleries and Museums - Previous Exhibitions

  • Dan Simone Gallery, Valley Center, Ohio - February 2018
  • Trinity School at River Ridge, Minnesota - April 2017
  • Brick Lane Art Gallery, London, UK - December 2016 - January 2017
  • Lankershim Arts Center, North Hollywood
  • Laguna Beach Museum of Art
  • Irvine Art Museum
  • John Wayne Airport
  • Five Foot, Laguna Beach
  • Private Co-sponsored Exhibitions
  • Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 2019
  • Arizona Art Alliance, 2019
  • Newport Beach Art Exhibition, 2019

Published Work

  • Featured in Edge of Faith Magazine, April 2018
  • Architectural Exhibit, Pregerson Interchange

Active Memberships

  • CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts) since 2017
  • WCFA (Women's Caucus for Arts)
  • Arizona Art Alliance since 2018