✨ Connecting your Creativity✨

✨ Connecting your Creativity✨


Graffiti Inspiration

Being present in the moment is perhaps one of the biggest challenges of modern-day society. We have grown to value overanalyzing the past and anticipating the future, so much so that we’re unable to take a moment, stop what we’re doing, and simply breathe.

Often when we are working on art, in the process of creation, we’re doing what we love most, yet we can get stuck inside our heads, unable to think beyond the looming commitments, tasks, and life responsibilities.

We can get hung up on a comment we received, a piece of information that’s been shared, a thought from the past, a worry about the future, … We’re hung up on the proper colors of paint, the proper size of a canvas, the proper lighting in the studio, …

Sometimes our inner critic’s roaring jabs are impossible to muffle and what follows is a crushing feeling of not being present, for allowing ourselves to be distracted. For not tuning into the present moment and connecting to your creativity on a much deeper level.

You have to let go of your fears, worries, and anxieties because they stand in the way of your creative flow. They prevent you from listening to your intuition and connecting with your inner wisdom. There is no powerful time than the present. Learn to be mindful of your sensations just as much as you are conscious of your thoughts.

I find myself often running to the next thing on my list. This is especially true when I have a looming deadline. However, if I find myself frantically losing my Sh*t, I go for walks. My walk took me past lots of graffiti yesterday and boy did I not only find inspiration but I was joyfully present in the moment.

What actions do you take to be in the present moment?

Flinn Gallery Exhibition

No. 214, 20 x 20", Acrylic
No. 214, 20 x 20″, Acrylic

Pleased to have “No. 214” chosen by The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), Department of Painting and Sculpture Curator Jenny Harris to be exhibited in Greenwich Art Society’s exhibit “Parallel Visions, Realism & Abstraction” at the Flinn Gallery. July 25 – August 15, 2018.

Reception: Thursday, July 26th 6pm

A little about the juror.  Jenny Harris has worked at The Museum of Modern Art in the Department of Painting and Sculpture since 2013, and has been a curatorial assistant since 2015. During this time, she has worked with Leah Dickerman on the exhibitions One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North (2015) and Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends (2017), for which she also organized the public program Dance Among Friends, featuring choreography by Rauschenberg’s collaborators, Trisha Brown, Merce Cunningham, and Paul Taylor. Most recently, she assisted in the installation of the collection presentation, The Long Run (2017, organized by Paulina Pobocha and Cara Manes) and is currently working on the reinstallation of the collection for the reopening of the Museum in 2019. Prior to working at MoMA, she was the Liliane Pingoud Soriano Curatorial Fellow at the Musée du Louvre, Paris. She holds a BA from Wellesley College (2012)

sum total of our experiences

Brant Rock, 20 x 20″, Acrylic on Canvas

Growing up in a beach town in the summer was amazing. I have fond memories as a young child of spending my days swimming, climbing the jetty and eating sandy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (not recommended). In my teens, that same beach is where I had my first kiss and had my young heart shattered. When I think back to all of those experiences I  smile. This quote by B.J. Neblett says it all.

“We are the sum total of our experiences. Those experiences – be they positive or negative – make us the person we are, at any given point in our lives. And, like a flowing river, those same experiences, and those yet to come, continue to influence and reshape the person we are, and the person we become. None of us are the same as we were yesterday, nor will be tomorrow.”

I am a beach girl at heart and my abstractions are the sum total of my life experiences.

View: Abstraction

“Relaxed”, 12″ x 12″, Oil Paint on Panel

“Relaxed”, 12″ x 12″, oil on Panel is being shipped out this week to Fort Collins Lincoln Center’s Annual Contemporary Art Survey

This piece titled “Relaxed”, 12″ x 12″, oil on Panel is being shipped out this week to Fort Collins Lincoln Center’s Annual Contemporary Art Survey. The works chosen present a survey of contemporary art in America. The Guest Curator for this exhibition is Dean Sobel, Executive Director of the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, CO. #art #artist #artwork #painting #meditation #sanfrancisco