I have always been interested in music, art, poetry, and religion. I explored music and art at a young age, began studying music in college, shifted gears and received my degree in religious studies.
All the while I wrote poetry and painted. As time passed, I had two collections of poetry published, and founded Iodine Poetry Journal. About five years into editing and publishing my magazine I became more serious with my art, which lead to renting a studio in a local gallery, where I worked and began selling my paintings.
Image, color, composition, and texture are all informed by what I read, what I listen to, and that which surrounds me. I work with acrylics and mixed media, painting and creating assemblage and collage as well. My work is primarily abstract. Through my paintings, I explore the relevance of the indescribable, and work towards the understanding of that which can’t always be understood. In this sense, creating art is part of a spiritual journey as I seek to relate and connect the physical and the nonphysical with the intention of drawing the viewer into a deeper understanding of his or herself in relation to the world and that which is physically beyond them.