Ancient stories that have been passed on by generations give us the ability to magnify our gaze. My hand drawn-pastel art primarily stems from my meditation practice as well as my deep love for animals and nature. Woven with mythology and folk tales, my work is meant to be a doorway that allows us to go beyond the visible. A creative mirror that opens up possibilities.
I have painted my entire life and have worked with a variety of mediums: oils, acrylics, watercolors, house paints, and mixed media. For the past few years, I have been concentrating on soft pastels, an art medium in the form of a stick that is a combination of pure pigment and a binder. It has a rich history dating back to the 15th century, with Leonardo da Vinci being one of its first well-known users. I love soft pastels for their yummy texture and vibrant colors that are closer to the dry natural pigments than that of any other art medium.
I don't believe in "labels" but since I get asked a lot "what type of art do you do?" here it goes: my "style" can be described as inspired or intuitive art with a dash of magical realism. While writing this the wording "connected art" came to me, as in connected to our inner being, each other, the planet, the animals, and ancient stories that have been passed along over time.