I achieved my childhood ambition to work as an artist when I began painting professionally in 2017. While I call Portland, Oregon 'home', I venture near and far for personal and professional inspiration. I walk the world with a deep sense of wonder. I find beauty in the minutiae and grandeur and I am humbled by it. Through the years that I raised my young children, I developed a practice of listening and bearing witness to the wonder and art of the created world that surrounds us. It is a practice that has taught me to see and value the natural world and humanity's interactions with it. My belief in the divine creator fuels my imagination and I see God as the true artist of creation. I yearn to participate in this artistic expression and I respond to that call upon my soul through painting.
I paint landscapes with oils on stretched canvas primarily. I typically paint from photographs that I have taken or friends have taken with me in mind. Drawn to the play of light in the world, I find light and reflection mesmerizing. Thus, light is often the defining feature in my paintings. While my art would likely be categorized as 'Realism', I do not strive to paint realistically. My objective is to invite the viewer to collectively bear witness and join me in marveling at the beauty of the world around us.
Address: 4317 SE 51st Ave Portland, OR 97206
Community: Outer SE Portland