My abstract paintings are an improvisation in color driven by jazz music and inspired by the natural surroundings of the Southwest desert.
I strive to capture a mood and a feeling rather than a pictorial representation of it.
For me, art is an expression of the soul and a manifestation of gratitude for the beauty in the world.
Art has always been a part of my life as far as I can remember. Through our travels, my parents instilled in me a love of culture, art, and music and always challenged me to think creatively.
Indelibly etched in my mind is the trip to Florence, Italy to visit my oldest sister, who was studying art history there. I was overwhelmed by the many masterpieces at the Uffizi Gallery, in particular, Boticelli’s Birth of Venus and La Primavera. My sister taught me about the history, technique, symbolism, and deeper meaning of each painting. That experience sparked a strong desire in me to pursue art.
I later went to Paris to study art where I was immersed in the rich culture that is ubiquitous in the “City of Light.” I soon discovered my love for interior design which evolved into my profession. My designs and paintings are informed by my exposure to diverse cultures and their use of textiles, tilework, murals, as well as other cultural artifacts and iconography.
My paintings are inspired as much by urban landscapes as by the natural settings of the Southwest desert. Abstraction is a natural style for me because it allows me to conjure the mood and tone of a time and place without specificity or referential limitations. My goal as an artist is to share an emotive experience with the viewer rather than an objective analytical one.
Interior & Exterior Spaces
Color and Design
Acrylic & Oil paint
Cold Wax medium