Q: I was born in
A: Akron, Ohio.
Q: My earliest art memory is…
A: coloring at home and at school. I remember wanting to color in the lines and perfect my shading and blending as a child. I also remember comparing and contrasting my style with others, but being comfortable with my creative voice and talent while appreciating others.
Q: I first realized I wanted to be an artist when…
A: I believed in my ability to do so. I always perceived my siblings as artists and myself as a “creative soul” but I have shed that mindset and have been referring to myself as an “artist” for a while now.
Q: My mentors are/were….
A: I don’t have any formal art mentors, yet. My business mentors are very supportive of my art practice and very encouraging.
Q: I feel most inspired to create when….
A: I am inspired to create everyday and I usually do make something everyday. Color and texture are usually BIG triggers for me. I always go with my first instinct and what I’m immediately drawn towards. I have learned to pack supplies when I travel and that enables me to make smaller sized works on the road. My studio is in my home and I find it easy to create most days after work and on the weekends. Creating for the most part doesn’t feel like work, it’s truly a place of refuge and relaxation for me.
Q: When I feel stuck creatively, I…
A: always do something abstract. Doing something abstract allows me to loosen up and let things come to me. Playing and experimenting also help when I feel stuck.
Q: My favorite artists to follow are…
A: they are all my favorites…collage artists, abstract artists, painters, too many to name.
Q: I can’t start my day without…
A: praying and meditating.
Q: My most prized art possession is…
A: the first collage I made. It’s a sentimental piece and it was a tremendous spark in my collage practice.
Q: Finish this sentence:
A: Art is…a healer, a helper, and an inspiration.