Depends on the Light
Oil on Canvas
41.5 x 29.5 x 1.25"
An emotional, intuitive painting full of pushes and pulls in color, light and dark. I find it interesting how different it is perceived by viewers. Some see it as dark and brooding, others as hope, relaxation or power. Maybe it depends on the light.
I am a painter who is inspired by the finding the beauty in things that I love. Flowers,
Vegas born, Alaska raised and currently residing in Virginia. I have been an artist as long as I can remember breathing. I have worked in the arts as a singer in bands and musical theatre, a sign painter, a make up artist and I owned a face painting business for many years. In this season, I am reuniting with my first love, Oil Paint.
Oil painting allows me to express my emotions more than singing them. My most addictive and greatest state of flow happens when I work intuitively using a pallet knife and gloved fingers (my own of course!) I find it very interesting that when I use a brush, my work becomes much more calculated and bold. My intention is to bring these two processes together to best voice my ideas, dreams and faith.
I am an enrolled tribal member of the Han Gwich’in and come from a family of land protectors. You will find most of my work is upcyled art that has been painted over and in thrifted or gifted frames.