I discovered a love for words and exorcising my demons through pen, paper, computer and even on my phone. My writing, be it in poetic form or just creative writing, was borne out of a way to therapize myself through my depressive episodes. Sometimes, I can express my joy in words too but for me, true joy comes in color.
In the last 10 years I have let go of the prison of trying to draw and paint precisely by the ‘rules of art’ and meet others expectations of my creativity. I discovered the freedom of loving color and letting the color and texture of paint guide me. Occasionally I will use a brush, but mostly I use my hands to connect directly with the visceral experience of painting.
I believe through this process I am at one with my inner child and together we paint straight from my soul and the Great Spirit.