My art is about spiritual energy and being connected with the Universal Intelligence. It’s a journey or quest to discover oneself from within. I am constantly fascinated by trying to find spiritual connections with one’s “inner self” through nature and landscapes.
I like to work with oil paints as my main medium. I love to paint multiple layers, with each layer like a thin piece of stained glass on a church window, letting the light pierce through and interacting with the next layer.
As the paint layers get thicker, it builds up a visual drama that slowly unfolds to the viewer with subtle allegory hints, to tell a story about some kind of connection in life with the Universal Intelligence.
I hope you will join me along this journey in connecting with the Universal Spirit as I am striving to tell a story through the use of my art and my imagination.
With every artwork sold a small portion of the sales will be donated to various charity organizations and causes to help humanity and the overall health of our planet. It is my desire to create art that inspires people to love life, find their passion, and to become their best version of themselves.
I believe together we can make a difference.
Ever since I was a child I loved to draw and paint. I can remember when I was about 8 years old I would watch my father working on oil pastel drawings in our garage. I feel this memory and connection with my father is the reason I feel so strongly drawn to this media. In grade school and throughout high school, art was the one subject that I did really well in. In college, I studied fine arts and focused on oil painting.
After receiving my Bachelor Degree as an Art Major with and an emphasis on Oil Painting, I then spent some years working in other fields of work. Unfortunately,
I fell in the trap of my fears. I was afraid of disappointing everyone and becoming the starving artist. And as a result, I ended up spending the next 25 years doing EVERTHING else BUT the one thing loved to do the most, which was Art.
But then something happened to me in which I believe was through a spiritual connection. I had this overwhelming “force” from within that was telling me to stop taking everything in my life so serious. This spirit was telling me, “Stop feeling sorry for myself and to start listening to your soul. You need to be the person you were meant to be, you are an artist.” She was telling me to be my true self and to live life as your true self.
This force has a name to me “Thalia” and I can only describe her as my guardian angel. She is my “inner voice” or my “intuition.” She was telling me that I had everything I needed to be happy and successful. I just needed to start to believe in myself and to start “being me.”
I realized at that moment, that it wasn’t about me simply being an artist, it’s who
I am. It is how I think, how I feel, and how I express myself. God gave me a purpose in this life and I just needed to listen. I truly believe the Universal Creator has instilled in each of us, a life’s purpose. And it is up to each of us to find what that purpose is and then be strong and brave enough to do it, to be are true self.
In my paintings, I like to focus on the spiritual energy and being connected with the Universal Intelligence. It’s through this spiritual energy and connection, that we can discover who we truly are and then become the best possible version of ourselves. I am constantly fascinated by trying to find spiritual connections and spiritual energy through nature and landscapes. I often will use this theme of spiritual connection in my work.
Everything is energy, and everything is connected in the universe. Even our thoughts are made up of energy. Everything is vibrating and is in constant motion. We are part of the greater whole. It is this energy with the Universal Spirit and connection that I am striving to tell a story through the use of my art and my imagination.
I like to put “subtle hints” in my paintings to tell a story about some kind of connection in life and with the Universal Intelligence. You might find these subtle clues in a cloud or in the leaves in a tree, the flow of the river, or even a shadow.
I like to use colors and textures to help create a feeling or mood to go along with the story in the painting. I will often paint several upon several layers of paint to create just the right “vibrancy” of life. And in some cases, if you stare at the painting long enough, you will see an image appear through the blending of colors and textures. It really is a wonderful experience when it happens. I not only want you to see “this vibration” but I hope you will also “feel it” within the painting itself.
It is my hope that through the use of art, you will be inspired to become the best possible versions of yourself and to leave this planet “a little better” for our future generations.
Do something that inspires you to be your best.