I became a professional artist when I was 23, and now am 38. My first solo show was in downtown Stafford Springs in 2007, titled “Faces of a Woman”. I began to wonder how people could have personal experiences with my art beyond the social pleasantries of a gallery show, so I began a senses-informed production in 2008 called The One Night Show. Each year there was a new set of paintings and tickets sold. Attendees would be saged, sprayed with rosewater, blindfolded, then given a musical performance of harp or gongs. Later, I would introduce chanting to experiment with group states of oneness consciousness. After the music, I would show my paintings and tell stories, then feed everyone local chocolates, apples, and sweet potato soup from a cauldron.
In 2012, I had my first child. In 2014, my second child.
I began attending the Sandra Wakeen Atelier in Somers, Connecticut, from 2015 until the present. Under her guidance, I have studied traditional painting techniques. I paint primarily in oil.
One consistent theme of my work is archetypal beings. After being hit by a car at age 21, and experiencing head trauma, I have experienced frequent visions. It is only recently since being diagnosed with epilepsy that I have been able to paint those visions. Iʼm currently working on a new collection called “Electrical Storm” to explore and communicate my experience with epilepsy.