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I received my b.s. from Souther Connecticut State University in studio art with a concentration in graphic design. While in college, I opened my first hair studio in New Haven, Ct. Although I always had an interest in painting, my pragmatic side thought it best to pay the bills.
Now, having been in Boulder, Co since 2002, I’ve established a solid clientele at my beehive hair studio (which doubles as my art gallery). This allows me the freedom to finally realize my dreams of being a painter. In 2012, I began to find my voice. In my ‘we are stardust’ series and figurative works, I explore the connection between all life and the inevitable return to our beginnings …ashes to ashes, …or stardust if you will. In the colorful pieces, I am using blue to represent the hope and peacefulness of our continuing energy transformed into the cosmos. In the stark, somber pieces, I am attempting to express the more human experience; the struggle of choices made, the pain of love and loss.
I also have an affinity for realism. The challenge of depicting something in a real way, while also making it uniquely my own, is somethings that gives me great satisfaction. I work from my own photos, but did use an image from the web when working on my ‘lal baba’ piece. His face was just too amazing to pass up.
I am constantly trying to challenge myself with new styles. Abstract palette knife works have proven to be a great way to use color and bring spontaneity to my painting. They also serve as a nice palette cleanser for my brain when I need a break from my other styles.
It’s a beautiful thing to find your path in life. I hope that for everyone.