My Creative Process

Today I found myself questioning my work for a brief moment. "This seems too easy, so effortless" I thought to myself. I have been experimenting and creating full time for a year and a half. During this time I have been envious of artists that have a distinct style, and create a body of work that is original. I now feel like I am doing what I was meant to do and my palette knife is my tool of choice.

 This was the first thing I photographed today, it seemed fitting to share on International Women's Day.

This was the first thing I photographed today, it seemed fitting to share on International Women's Day.

I have a show coming up in a few weeks and I am painting lots of plant studies to exhibit. I've noticed that I have had a lot of positive feedback about my colour choices in each piece. My friend Eva told me my palettes are "dynamic". Today I finished two pieces and then decided I needed to photograph them at a local skateboard park near my home. I had 20 minutes before I got my daughters from school and the rain started to fall. I want to share a few photos that got me excited.

Graffiti is my jam. I love the texture of the chipped paint and the patterns and overlapping colours. My work has been inspired by street art ever since I can remember. When I travel I am always on the lookout for a great wall to photograph.

 Those black and turquoise marks in the concrete are SO GOOD!!

Those black and turquoise marks in the concrete are SO GOOD!!

 My eye is drawn to the mint green in the top right corner.

My eye is drawn to the mint green in the top right corner.

 I painted the vase first on this canvas, it was inspired by a piece of orange pottery that was my Grandma's.

I painted the vase first on this canvas, it was inspired by a piece of orange pottery that was my Grandma's.

I recently read something that said "You never know who you are inspiring" I want to share that I started this blog because an artist I admire said she recommended it. I was listening to a podcast featuring Michelle Armas, I thought to myself "I don't know what I'm going to write about but I'll give it a shot." I love sharing here and decided early on that I did not want to have people leave comments on posts. I am doing this for myself, if no one reads it that's fine. When I launched this collection I never imagined that my first sale would be to my "girl crush" Michelle Armas. I was so overwhelmed with happiness. Believe in yourself, stop thinking and just do it!