Thoughts and Prayers
Oil on Canvas
24 x 30 x 1"
Feeling helpless and wanting to console a loved one in crisis with flowers, thoughts and prayers. It may all seem trivial in the moment, but don't give up sharing beauty, light and hope in the darkest times.
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.