About the ArtistI am a self-taught artist born and raised in Denver, Colorado. I discovered painting in my twenties as a means to calm my “unquiet mind” and to bring myself joy and inner peace. Today, painting is an essential part of my life and who I am as an individual.
Selected Private Collections:
Ms. Ann Taylor, CEO & Founder Ann Taylor, Inc., New York, NY
Denver Art Society Board Member, 2007 & 2008
Charity Affiliations & Gifting (Art Donations)
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Young Philanthropist Project
Project Angel Heart
The Holocaust Awareness Institute at Denver University on behalf of Paula Berger (a Holocaust Survivor)
Cancer League of Colorado
Lu Bird’s Light Foundation
Artist StatementMy Inspiration comes from life and all that it brings emotionally, spiritually and physically. My Series have been inspired through personal inner struggles and successes as well as my journey in this lifetime. I would say my work comes from a place of intuition and emotion. There are times I will be reading or reflecting, and a brief vision of a painting will come to me. At that point it’s my inner emotion that brings the art to life on the canvas. Once I start a painting the music that I listen too amplifies that emotion which works its way onto the canvas. With each painting I listen to a particular song over and over as I paint and name the piece after that song title. I have had many individuals who have purchased my paintings ask for the name and musical artist who I painted the piece to. I have been told from several collectors that this has created a deeper emotional connection to the painting.
My artistic style consists primarily of Mixed Media and Abstract mediums. I love to experiment with various mediums, texture and paint. I use acrylic, fabric, tissue paper, mesh, spray paint, ink, oil pastel, chalk and other mediums.
February 2019, Parallax Art Fair (Juried Group Exhibit), Kensington Town Hall, London, England
Selected Recent Exhibitions:
July 2017, Rotating Solo Exhibit - 1755 Blake Street, Denver, CO
October 2017, Rotating Solo Exhibit - Comcast Technology Solutions, Denver, CO
September 2017, Lone Tree Art Center (Juried Group Exhibit), Lone Tree, CO
January 2018, Rotating Exhibit - Three Tomatoes Catering, Denver, CO
February 2018, Women’s Art: A Persistent Path To Identity (Juried Group Exhibit), Lafayette, CO
May 2018, Rotating Solo Exhibit - DTC Crossroads, Denver, CO
July 2018, Beginnings Art Show: At The Muse Gallery (Juried Group Exhibit), Lafayette, CO
August 2018, The Depot Art Gallery (Juried Group Exhibit), Littleton, CO
August 2018, Rotating Solo Exhibit - Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Denver, CO
November 2018, Rotating Solo Exhibit - Susan Kurtz, DDS, Denver, CO
November 2018, Rotating Solo Exhibit - 475 17th Street, Denver, CO
December 2018, Rotating Exhibit - Riveting Frame And Design, Littleton, CO
Selected Past Exhibitions:
CHAI's Spring to Life benefit for the Jewish Women's Abuse Foundation at the Center for Performing Arts, The Hugo Boss Fashion Show, Space Gallery, i Candy Furnishings, Salon 231 in Cherry Creek North, Club Sanctuary, Voodoo Lounge, Aqua, Center for the Performing Arts, 9/11 Celebrity Charity Auction featuring the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Broncos, Project Angel Heart at Invesco Field, Unique Expressions, The Walnut Room, Mynt, Matter Gallery For E-3 Events, Revive Colorado, 1755 Blake Street in Downtown Denver, Comcast and NBC, Artwork Network on Santa Fe, Art Harvest at Alchemy and my art has staged homes for various builders. My works have also been published in newspapers, magazines and salon books.
Awards2017, 2nd Place in Mixed Media, Lone Tree Art Center (Juried Group Exhibit), Lone Tree, CO
Artwork Network, Denver, CO
Denver Art Company, Denver, CO