As a hand-letterer, what do you do when the world and personal circumstances feel too heavy and you have no words to express your heart? That’s where I found myself in the Spring of 2020 as the global pandemic fell upon us all. Because of my background in chalk art, my mother-in-law suggested I give soft pastels a try. It was love at first layer of beautiful pigment! I was instantly smitten by their tactile, real, raw, and messy nature.
Landscapes in particular have captivated me as they tell a story of a fleeting moment in time and allow for such mood and emotion. I like to think about the paintings as sidewalk scenes in Mary Poppins, inviting you to just jump right in! Most often I’m seeking peace and calm while painting and I hope they feel like a whimsical escape to you too.
I’m always here to answer any questions. Thank you so much for being here.