When I was a little girl, my mom would always make sure I had art supplies. She knew the importance of expressing intense feelings in a healthy way. I had experienced some early childhood trauma and my moods were volatile to say the least. Sometimes I thought my brain or heart would actually explode!
For a few decades I found a home in hardcore drug use. I painted all the time, for days on end. I am convinced that art kept me safe from suicide more than once.
I traveled to world as a DJ from the late 90s all the way through 2018. I lived in 25 cities up and down the west coast before choosing Tahoe off of a map of the United States to build my nest.
10+ years ago I finally got off meth and started cleaning up my life. My constant friend through all of this was acrylic paint. The intense need to express myself onto a canvas never faded. Art has remained a life-long safe place for me to put my moods, good or bad.
I use emotions to express myself in bright colors! I never really know what is going to come out. I have always struggled with confidence and mental health, so until recently, I was hesitant to jump into a full time life of art.
In the last 10 years I have used my art and online presence to raise over $20K for various non-profits around Tahoe. All of this has all led up to me currently pursuing a full time life of art.
I want people to identify with the emotions in my art so it makes them feel seen and understood.
As an avid audiophile and lover of music, I am extending my vibes out to the music community as I am seeking live music venues to paint in.
Music and art will always be the pulse of my heart.
I currently live in Grass Valley, California. I recently experienced what felt like an awakening of some kind in the process of moving here. I'm sure this will show in the art that follows. Thank you for looking!
Reach out if you have wall space and want something custom in theme or size. I am looking for Galleries that will hang my original artwork.