ABOUT THE ARTIST
I’m a full-time, self-taught artist living in Florida. I grew up in a family of artists and have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. As a young girl, I spent many happy hours playing with watercolors and pencils, creating portraits of myself and my sisters and little paintings of our cats. I was a daydreamer and would think up all sorts of wonderful stories and adventures, usually involving mermaids. I remember putting my mother’s pantyhose on my head, imagining the legs were my long mermaid hair. I am currently paint people, animals and scenes that are born of my imagination. I have several distinct styles of working which I sometimes fuse together. Although I don’t believe the figures in my paintings look like me, they’re all self-portraits to some degree. To me, painting is a form of story-telling, and every one of my paintings has a story. I believe in the old saying: “the eyes are the window to the soul.” They are the most important part of my paintings, and they’re also my favorite feature to work on. I’m a voracious reader and feel most at home when I’m by the sea. I care deeply for all living beings - something I hope to communicate through my work. I feel incredibly lucky to spend my days creating artwork to share with others and am so grateful for your interest in my work.