Q: What is your favorite medium to work with, watercolor, colored pencil, pastels, etc.?
A: Oil paints because they have a luminescent quality that just beats all other mediums.
Q: What do you prefer to make your pieces on? People or nature?
A: People. People are familiar and relatable. Also there is such a magic in being able to “capture” the essence of a fellow human beings.
Q: When did you realize that art was going to be a big part of your life?
A:Ever since i was little I was exposed to art. My mom is an art teacher and had hundreds of students taking classes, at my house growing up. Frankly, art was unavoidable.
Q: What is one of your favorite pieces that you have created?
A:I honestly have had so much fun in painting scenes from the Oregon coast and my aquastition series.
Q: What is one of your biggest inspirations?
A: One of my biggest inspirations, let me think…..
Honestly, I am inspired by light. All of my favorite painters (John Singer- Sargent, Caravaggio and Vermeer)
use chiaroscuro as their main method to communicate ideas and strengthen their compositions.
Q: What is one thing that you struggle with, with your career?
A: I struggle with balancing the work I do and promoting my artwork. As an artist it is of course important to get a body of work completed in a timely manner. With promoting myself, finding venues and events to participate in, is more feasible.
Q: What is something that you would want the public to know about your art?
A: I want the public to know that most of all of my painting that i do for shows are inspired by day and night, that I have. I often see images in my head following times of confusion, frustration, and a lot of prayers.
Q: What is something that you would want the public to know about yourself?
A: I have taught art classes now for ten years. Through teaching, I have learned the value of each person. Every human being has a beautiful spirit that has potential to create beauty. I find some of my greatest joy in meeting people of different cultures, religion, and ages because each time I do, I feel like I get a small taste of something greater.
Q: What is one long term goal and short term goal you have?
A: One of my major goals includes having my artwork displayed in all the places that my family lives in so I can visit them more often, because to me, family everything. A short term goal that I have is that, I would honestly love to start teaching workshops around the country.