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Artist Statement

As a self-taught artist, I rely on feeling and intuition. I am a spiritual being and believe in the guidance of Spirit and my Higher Self to execute my artistry. The more I create, the more insight into the world I gain, the more of my true self I discover. I start from a place deep within me, and if it is not readily accessible, I use play to find that place. I play outdoors to find treasures for my assemblages. I play with my paints and pencils to bring life to my blank canvases and I play with pastels to bring personality to faces we depend on for so much happiness. 

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Pastel Pet Portraits

My love of animals and pets is transferred into every customized Pastel Pet Portrait. These paintings are a product of the need for tactile
expression and pure fun!

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Seashells

Assemblage + Collage feels like a calling to my creativity and becomes a language from my soul to the world.

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The flow of wet brush to paper is like no other. The element of surprise when the moving water and pigment dry is my favorite. For me, there's rarely a predicted outcome with watercolor. 

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Image by Kelly Sikkema

Drawing

Sitting down to a simple sketch brings me such peace and ease. This is one of my many forms of meditation.

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