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Art for me started my junior year of high school. 3 years later I obtained a Associates of Applied Science degree in Graphic Design December of 1999. I worked in the field for a year designing pattern pieces for cold air inflatables before returning to college to graduate with a Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Graphic design June 2003.
After a kid, a marriage, and another kid on the way my husband and I started an art business. We built it over 10 years impacting people left and right. Every opportunity allowed us to give back more.
Looking back we did so much together. It had become time for me to focus on myself. I had packed my suitcase for years until it was bursting at the seams.
Try having secrets, thoughts and stories that are tucked deep away. Squished in corners and tugging on your bags zippers.
One day that bag exploded and I started to unfold my emotions. One day, One emotion at a time. So often we deal with life and forget that others are dealing with life as well.
My mixed media images depict feelings that everyone encounters at some point in their life. The crayon ties in those childlike feelings of safety and comfort. I use other items to tie in the meaning. I include a dictionary cutout relevant to the overall theme so one can visualize the emotions. Most of all it adds a personal touch.
Each image has it's own story as a handwritten message that is sealed for one persons eyes.
Purchase an original of my work and with it you get a piece of my luggage and legacy.
I use many different mediums, such as Melted crayola crayons, acrylics, and pastels. I believe that art is meant to be exploratory and that is what I do. 10+ years as a professional artist has allowed me to work with most mediums available. A few of my favorites are listed above. I choose to not be restrictive to during my artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style of Crayon Fine Art. Transpired from my Muralist heart.
I have gone through many tragic events in life. During most of those times, I handled them in ways that were not the societal norm. For years I practiced self medication of my illness as a Severe Manic depressant As I have aged my accomplishments have been enormous. However deep down I have felt things such as sadness, loneliness, the inability too connect and this is what I have normally channeled into my work. My choices and paradigm has not always been the best. The consequences of those choices have impacted many around me and I choose to share my experience so others may learn.