Although I have some formal art training, I’m primarily a self-taught painter and mixed media artist. I’ve taught children’s art classes and used art in my curriculum for special needs students for the past twenty-seven years, but it was only last year when I began painting professionally. When I create I love the feeling of play and freedom and that emerges on my canvas. I feel unfettered, as though all the sensations inside me are released on the canvas before me.
Often I have felt the sensation of healing or escape when I create painting. I can use whatever I am experiencing and channel it into my art, creating something strong and positive, regardless of its origin. I feel invincible and complete when I am in my world of art. I feel that I am part of something beautiful and powerful. That is why I create.