"What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence." - Claude Monet
My husband and I were visiting a beautiful, quaint gallery in Kinsale. Have you ever been completely speechless when you laid eyes on that one painting that moved you to tears? Well, that is what happened to me! I was standing in the middle of the gallery, without words, and moved by one of the most beautiful paintings that I have ever seen. From that moment, I knew I wanted to become an artist.
All of my life, I have been involved with many different art forms, such as musical theatre, playing several musical instruments, and other artistic expressions. Creativity has infiltrated every season of my life and brought me through many difficult times.
Being able to create paintings that reflect who I am and what I love is an amazing blessing. Art is a journey that brings hope to a world where there has been so much uncertainty. Ecclesiastes 3:11 states, "He has made everything beautiful in His time." I believe that art is a tangible gift that will move you, inspire you, and encourage you to look deep within your soul. As Frederick Buechner states, "The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deepest hunger meet." My creative process is mainly in the medium of oils with an impressionistic representation. I am truly honored to create original paintings from the heart using an array of bright, intense colors with a unique palette knife format. When you see that one special piece of art, may it take you to a place of peace and endless possibilities for your life.