I was born and raised in Chicago and educated at Loyola University of Chicago and Northern Illinois University. My work is influenced by the survival of my near-death experience in 2008 from a head-on car collision accident. My paintings are about the transition from death to life. I paint feelings, experiences, moment
The combination of colors when using acrylic paints are as important as the shapes and texture. I’m attracted to the large, bright and bold, and when they come together, they are like jigsaw pieces that find their way home to a complete puzzle. It is in the spontaneity, self-determination, and movement that the layers of my paintings capture the story of emotions.
When I paint, I don’t have a plan; instead, I allow the colors and texture to speak to me as I work the canvas. My purpose is to create abstract expressionist paintings that influence inner joy. My hope is that people who appreciate my work are motivated to bring their own experiences to the paintings. It’s really about lifting your spirit in this lifetime.
Today, I live fully recovered, healthy and happy, in my beautiful sleepy beach town in Southern California painting one-of-a-kind originals.