I do not have to worry about my art journey because my God has a plan for me …. all I have to do is follow it …… Are there times I forget, well, yes, for a moment. But that moment is short as God has time over time shown Himself to have a plan for me that is absolutely perfect. I choose to trust Him.
I know my best days are the days I start my day with a prayer to God … I open my heart to HIS perfect plan before I head down to my art studio to paint. This actually had to become a habit. It is normal for our minds to start planning our day the moment we wake up, our feet hit the cool floor and we rush to get a cup of coffee. One rushed moment after another can lead us into forgetting to stop and start our day the right way. It is so easy to put talking to God to the end of the day … or to just forget it altogether!!
This habit of talking to God for me, had to actually be planned into my day. As I am a planner, making sure there was a plan in my morning was critical. There is a saying…. “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” So, I even add a time to pray into my planner. This might sound easy, but it can get pushed off so easily. When you add this in writing into a planner, soon that event, that planned moment turns into a habit, you will never forget it!!
If God had a plan for my life, why would I NOT want to follow it? Why would I want to follow some other path? I learned years ago that God’s plan is perfect, mine is not.
I paint intuitively by embracing spontaneity to allow passionate paintings to be born through a transforming layering process of acrylics and inks. Each layer informs the next story of paint. In addition to layers often you will find sand, coffee, glass beads or perhaps even a gum wrapper invoking the question of what story is being revealed. I paint what I feel, how I feel, and each found object in my art continues that story. It is my hope that you find a connection to my work and might, if only for a moment, become captivated and feel something within yourself. The art I create are visual expressions of my inner soul, spirit and passion. Once a corporate entrepreneur trapped inside a suit and wearing heels, the desire to put my feelings, thoughts, and emotions on canvas became too powerful. The life-changing event that turned the corporate pen into a paintbrush was the dark world of Alzheimer’s that struck my mother. I could not wait any longer to paint in the event that world captured me as well. Leaving the boardroom behind, what has emerged is a new language expressed on canvas. This language expresses the freedom and unbound passion to create and let my art direct itself without fear or influences that has previously stifled my intuitive style.
Constantly moving around the world, staying in one place no longer than three years at one time, living in the back of a musician’s studio, provided the opportunity to meet vast numbers of different people from all walks of life.
These experiences set the canvas for the style of abstracts I paint because I find these people, locations, and experiences are represented in each painting in some way.
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