I discovered my passion with painting the same year that my mother passed away. She too was passionate about the art of oils and although I had always admired her work, I was never able to paint alongside, and learn from her. When my mother passed, her paints, brushes and canvases were given to me and somehow, I felt that her passion was too. In a way, painting is one way that I can honor her memory.
I enjoy watching a blank canvas or panel evolve and unfold through the process of constant learning and experimenting with color, light, mood and contrast with the medium of rich, buttery oils. More recently, I've discovered the dreaminess and immediacy of pastels. Every piece of art is a learning and discovery process that brings me great joy and satisfaction.
I am extremely fortunate to have the support of my family to allow me to do what I do. Many of my paintings are inspired by personal photographs or the vision of others who commission me to create a painting that contain elements meaningful to them. With a background in biological science, I also enjoy painting cellular images.
All of my pastel paintings are framed using a silver-leaf wood molding. I use UV anti-reflective glass ensuring preservation and clear visualization of the work's texture, colors, and details.