Spiritual Artist & Guide
Art has always been a way to explore my humanity – through intimate excavation I face the depths of the horrors lying in the far corners of my mind, the effervescent dreamy highs that captivate me and make my heart feel like it will burst forth from my chest from all the love it is outpouring, and everything in between.
There is courage in the act facing yourself on the page in the fact that you are unable to hide from your truth. Every mark and paint stroke can provide you that feedback about yourself and your inner world. Art making for me is a journey in self-discovery, a way to self-knowledge. I find that this honesty and truth I share in my art forms extends to those that see my work, and it inspires that inner connection inside of them as well.
Art is inherently a spiritual undertaking, and that’s the main reason I have such passion and zeal for my practice. It began as a therapeutic approach to deal with the frustrations I experienced as a child with many years of family misfortune. I had a mentally ill older sister that was highly disruptive and challenging, so I started drawing as a way to cope and process through my own feelings that would otherwise go unexpressed due to the nature of her volatility and my fear of it. It was an escape from the chaos, and a way to engage my imagination in a way that created a sense of safety and peace in my unstable environment.
Years passed, and my health took a turn for the worst. I became very ill, and most of the time was homebound. During that time I had a lot of availability for introspection, and found the fuel for my artistic vision, and deepened my relationship to the internal world. I used art as a way to express the rage and pain that felt so smothering and toxic, as well as the hopes and dreams for a brighter tomorrow. In a weakened state I felt so dis-empowered, and so ineffectual… but my art gave me the means to state myself loud and clear. Art and expression is power… giving a voice to the meek, and strength to the feeble.
I am an Artist
My work depicts soulful women experiencing various states of emotions, like contemplation, ecstasy, agony, bliss, and love. While my art started as a place to express my deepest feelings as a young girl when I otherwise didn’t feel safe to, it has become my means of declaring my truth to the world. Making my art has liberated me to be a fully expressed, strong, & bold woman. It give me perspectives, insights, and connection to God like nothing else. My art touches others with it’s emotion, heavenly sensibility, and childlike wonder. My works are an anthem for those who desire to feel fully alive and connected to the truth of their hearts.
I am a Writer
My writings started as a way to self-reflect and journal, and they evolved into a way I tap into the deep well of wisdom within me. In sharing, I’ve become more courageous and bold. Through my writing, I process life – including all the trauma, chaos, fear, and illness… and find my soul on the other side. Others tell me my writings speak to their experiences too, and I feel like I am a mouthpiece for the inner experiences we have as humans. The sorrow, heartbreak, & triumph. Seeking connection to the divine. Looking for answers in times of uncertainty. I openly share my intimate and sometimes emotionally intense writings to help you see you are not alone.
I am a Guide
I have faced a long battle with chronic illness, family members with mental illness, anorexia & shame about my body, broken heart & cheating, incest and abuse, manipulation/bullying, and have lived through it all and have thrived in spite of it all. All my life, people have connected with me, felt my empathy, and sought my counsel. I am a reminder of what you know deep down – that you are good, whole, and innocent. Shame doesn’t own you. There is a place deep within you that is unbreakable. Connect with that, and you can face anything. You don’t need to feel like a victim even if you’ve been victimized. You can live victoriously, no matter what you face.