Ideas and colors do not inspire my art; moods and emotions do. Acrylic painting, basket weaving, and creating encaustic art - a centuries old painting technique with hot wax - have allowed me a space to get out of my head and embrace whatever I'm feeling. I'm able to let go and represent those emotions in my work. Keeping a fresh perspective is essential for my process, especially when working on an abstract piece. The canvas gets turned often to allow me to see it with fresh eyes.
Bright colors often pop out before noticing the layers and depth of each piece. I love for art to have layers, no matter the medium. It's in those layers where self-discovery happens.