I have always loved art, music, and nature (especially the beach). A place of calm, driving my creativity as well. Self-taught, I painted a few pieces several years ago. How-ever, painting took a whole new meaning for me and developed into so much more in 2019, while spending time with our mom during her end stage cancer. Painting calmed my mind and helped me cope with reality. I truly believe it was a spiritual occurrence as part of a preparation for me, of our mom’s passing. It was an interesting and special thing Mom and I shared together, as she also painted - a very talented oil artist for most of her life. She was very happy about me discovering this art outlet and growing in it. It became a passion of mine, and I am glad she got to witness it! It was clear this was to be a real purpose in my life going forward. I am blessed with some of her talent and it helps me feel her presence, a legacy living on. I am quite diverse, maybe a little hard to “peg”! Probably my favorite is simply experimenting and creating colorful abstracts! I also am inspired by coastal things and nature. However, there is quite a variety of subjects and colors I paint. I suppose this is not surprising to me and probably a reflection of who I am. Passionate, whimsical, fun, free spirited, but also can be detailed, serious, and very focused. My hope is to bring insight, light, warmth, and joy to people through my art, as well as my story. I certainly hope you enjoy viewing them and know each one is created from the heart. Passion. Purpose. Painting.