I have devoted my life to both learning and working in Art and Design. My formal training is in Fashion Design with an emphasis on Haute Couture methods and a love for Fashion Illustration, as well as in Multimedia Design and Interior Design. I have worked with many different mediums and in the most recent past, textile-based work, but in realizing my desire to use the time of Covid19 and isolation as a time to reflect on my work, I decided it was the perfect time for a reinvention. I have done this several times over my life as many artists do and as usual, I am totally refreshed with a new perspective that flows with ease into other areas of my life.
I’m currently concentrating on painting with acrylics. This work allows me to portray everything I want to share with the world through Visual Arts. My lifelong obsession with Mystical and Magical storytelling and a passion for Feminist messaging of Women’s Strength and Empowerment sometimes inspires me to write stories to accompany my work.
Dear Laurel, a wise Mystic, represents a woman who resonates with my soul.
My musings are written through her enlightened eyes.
I search for empowered women through family lineage
and stories of other strong women in our past history that inspire me.
I search for an ancestor who would have perhaps been considered a Suffragette, or some semblance of one,
possible great-great-great-grandmothers who could have been mistaken for Witches, Healers, Magical Women, Mystics.
I search in my Grand Dames heritage home for the ghosts of women who were Artists and Outliers, like I am today.
Women who believe in a World of Magic and the Power of Wonder, Courage and Strength.
I search with hope to find these mystics who were in power of their own destiny
and those who had a will strong enough to stand up against misogyny and patriarchy
as I believe to be, again, of the upmost importance today.