|What are your earliest memories related to art?|
|Being raised in a small, rural town I really wasn’t exposed to art. Yes, I had a water color set and 128 crayola crayons, but, no instruction, encouragement, or time to really pursue or create.|
|How and when did you start becoming an artist yourself?|
|In 2022 I began looking into art. I really wasn’t into landscapes, still life, etc., but really liked abstract paintings. From a young age, I was always known as an “experimenter”, so this seemed to be my cup of tea.|
|What was the evolution like toward finding your current voice and visual vocabulary?|
|I have always been fascinated with anything that has multiple colors, i.e., Christmas lights, etc. Liking multiple colors, I had a life time of progression that led me into acrylic pour painting.|
I found acrylic pour painting to be very relaxing, a stress reliever, and allowed me to experiment with the multiple colors of which I am so fond. It also thrilled me to see how different colors blend and form new colors.
The art that I do allows me to really express my inner feelings and to have a concrete image produced rather than a feeling being here one second and then gone. Hopefully what I do will leave a lasting impression on others.
|What is your process like?|
|I start with a cup of coffee. I sit back and brainstorm and walk through the house to my studio. I select a canvas size for my vision, select my colors, mix the various paints and pour. A new creation is formed.|
|Is there anything from your artist statement that you wish to expound on, that you normally don’t have the chance to discuss?|
|What do you try to control in your surfaces, and what do you leave to chance?|
|I can somewhat control the flow of paint with proper mixing. How the colors I selected spread and flow together is mostly chance.|
|Where do you see your work going from here?|
|Hopefully to individuals who will enjoy the vision I created. With more experience, I anticipate creating larger canvases and doing custom work.|