Painting is a very personal process for me. Each aspect says something about who I was at the moment the painting was created. The colors, the textures, the found papers ... they all say something, and because of that I haven't shown many people my paintings.
When I paint, I tend to do a lot of layering with dark paint colors and thick paper. Elements that I really like are usually exposed long enough for me to enjoy them before I quickly cover them up with a wash of acrylics. What does that say about me? Needless to say, I've always painted alone.
My most recent painting, shown here, was done surrounded by a wonderful group of inspiring women. It was really my first time creating in a group. I felt comfortable, inspired, and most of all, I felt free to express this side of me, and I think the tone of this painting says a lot. Despite a wash of white acrylics, every layer is visible, and the colors are noticeably lighter. I'm no longer afraid to show this side of me. This is me, on display, for all to see.