" I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” Vincent van Gogh
Sunflowers, green fields, ocean waves, sunsets…the beauty of the world is what I love to paint. Every canvas that I touch is inspired by the nature that surrounds me. For example, when I paint a home portrait, I am not just painting the home, I am painting the beautiful trees and sky that surround the home. In addition, when you look at one of my paintings you will see the bold colors and texture as well. I am an artist who uses bold colors to express myself. I focus on texture and movement, and you can see that in my thick brush strokes. My art will make you feel happy and calm. My positive energy moves through my paintings and murals, and I am inspired by the beauty of nature on a daily basis.
My art journey started when I was living in London, England as a teenager. I attended the American School of London, which was the best experience of my life. My art teacher, Ms. Guest, was a caring and happy teacher who introduced me to the amazing art in Europe. I was able to travel to many countries while in Europe and experience the abundance of art overseas. After 3 years in London, I returned to my hometown in Maryland. I was lucky enough to grow up on a 20 acre farm surrounded by the beauty of nature. I was always in the woods, helping with the farm, and exploring the beautiful land. My next adventure was moving to the college town of Newark, Delaware. I graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Art/Art Education. In 2007, I also graduated from UD with a Masters of Instruction. In 2015, I was honored to receive a very special award, Art Teacher of the Year in Delaware. I have been an art teacher in Delaware for 22 years, and I have taught the importance of art to 1,000’s of students. I also have a wonderful husband, 3 kids that keep me busy, and a house filled with artwork and color. I have been creating art all of my life, starting with making Pysanky eggs with my Ukrainian mother. In 2014, I started to paint acrylics on canvas and fell in love with the medium. I love that I can add so many layers and textures, and show bold colors at the same time. I would love to paint a part of your world, whether it be a landscape, a sunset, or a colorful mural! My favorite subjects to paint are flowers, landscapes, seascapes, pet portraits and home portraits. My most popular paintings, that I have created for clients, are home and pet portraits. I look forward to hearing from you and having the opportunity to paint your world. You will love having these colorful but soothing pieces in your home or business.