I’m back!

Back at the easel again It has been a very long time. A lot has changed over the past couple of years. Fall out from the Pandemic forced me to shutter my studio/gallery space and focus the majority of my time and energy working a typical 9 to 5 job. For most people, thats just…

American Artist in Milan: The Wall of Dolls

Yesterday, while walking around the city I came upon an incredible art installation, The Wall of Dolls. This wall was created in 2014 as both a protest and to raise awareness around femicide. Every doll on the wall represents a woman who has been murdered and each year it appears to grow as violence against…

An American Artist in Milan: Traveling in a Post-Covid world

After two days of traveling, we finally made it to Milan. One thing about traveling internationally in a Post-Covid world… be prepared to jump through a lot of hoops, and expect everything to change around on you at a moments notice. For instance, whether or not we were required to have Covid-19 tests even though…

Not Broken Anymore

Tomorrow I’m getting on a plane and taking the trip of a lifetime! About a month and a half ago, or so… a curator contacted me through my Instagram account to offer me an opportunity to show some work in a group show in an art gallery in Milan, Italy. Yes… Milan, ITALY! At first…

Keep on Keeping on

When everything shut down in 2020, I kinda just shut down too. A lot of my artist friends who were in the same boat as I was, pivoted and shifted their art from in person to more online, but I found that I couldn’t follow suit. At first my excuse was, my tech was too…

New Art: Unburnt

I finished this piece about a month ago. As much as I love dragons, this piece was one of the hardest pieces to work on and it had nothing to do with technical difficulties with the art itself. What made this piece a challenge was the inspiration behind its creation. When people see my work,…

Ripple Effect

One afternoon a couple of years ago, I was hanging out in a brewery during an art event working on a piece when I notice a young boy, around seven or eight, hanging off to the side watching me work. I invited him to come closer to observe and he asked a few questions about…

Throwback Thursday: Claudia

Today I’m going deep into the archives for a piece that I did over twenty years ago. It’s actually really cool to look back and this piece ties directly to someone who I’ve found incredibly inspirational even though I will probably have the pleasure of meeting them in person. This piece was a project for…

40 Days of Inspiriation: Origins

I can’t really start an extensive journey into inspiration without first going into the very first person to ever inspire me, and the event that precipitated everything. I lost my biological mother at a very young age; she was only 27 when she died, I was five. My mother struggled her entire life with bipolar…