My artwork is a personal display of vulnerable emotions. Figures and forms show themselves authentically. Beyond their personas they stand in true form to be observed. For the viewer they act as mirrors for self reflection. My art is timeless, and places the viewer in places no one can remember, places that have not yet been, they act as puzzles leading to the future.
I am a multi disciplinary artist creating my visions in textiles, sculpture, and acrylic paintings. I am self taught and have been a full time artist the past 7 years.
I explore my own spiritual practice through mask making; this is further enforced through wearing and performing in them. I create video installations of myself with the masks to be projected for live music performances
In the past year I have expanded my understanding of texture and shape creating handmade rugs and textiles. My designs are informed by my experiences painting and my love for pattern and abstraction.
Each new medium I work with informs my process, weaving and connecting each new idea into all of my mediums. This in turn expands my iconography and purpose.
Other places you can see my work
- Portland, OR- Rental sales Gallery, Portland art Museum
- Astoria, OR - River Sea Gallery
- Los Angles, CA - Witchsy
- Henon, France- Une Vison Singuliere
- Portland, OR - Small Works Available, PDX Exchange
- Porltand, OR - on Consignment at Thee Lucky Bastard
Here is a video I made in 2020 about me in my studio for a Open studio event, you can learn a little bit about me and my process, inspiration, life
MORE ABOUT ME
I am a full time artist and mother of 3 kids under the age of 13. I started painting In 2013 and have been full time since 2014. I paint everyday and have created and sold over 1000 pieces of art. I live in and am from Portland, OR. I share a home studio with my partner who is also an artist, Jesse Reno. We paint, inspire, and support each other daily.
Painting is when I am at my best and as you look at these paintings I hope you can see my day, my life, and my joy as well as your own.
My days start with coffee and eggs, letting the dogs out and seeing the weather, trying to decide on what the day will hold, although my decisions rarely hold. Emails, art promotion, cleaning the house, making meals, grocery shopping, showers, kid schedules and answering to Mommy, this all fills my day quickly. In between all the day holds on me I always find time to paint. This is the calm and meditative part of my day. Some days I avoid all else and paint. Many days I have a session in the morning and most days I paint after the day's activities have been concluded. Watching the paint brush, smear and glide across the surface. Painting gives me the silence in my life I have always searched for. It's the time when it's just me. Looking into myself for more and dreaming of the future. Painting is sometimes just watching colors float next to each other and other times a figure coming to life. Marks and texture coming forward into being. Meditative quietness floats around me as I try to remember how to paint and why I am here. When I don't get enough of this time I become less myself, just drifting through the day to day. Wondering what happened to myself until I have the minutes to brush the canvas again. All my painting have truth and purpose, giving my life meaning
My other passions include hunting at thrift stores, and estate sales for treasures. I also thrive from seeing live music, I often go out to local shows in Portland and come home buzzing from the inspiration of seeing the emotion the musicians perform. I also play the keyboard and saxophone, squeezing in jam sessions with my talented friends. There is always so much to do but I come back to painting again and again as my pure joy.