Statement

My asymmetrical and geometric motifs are laced with scribbles, scraps, and distress to emphasize the beauty found in the imperfect and the profundity of patina. As my mind empties onto the surface of my work I manifest “imperfect” so when when the unexpected, but invited, line or dribble shows up I embrace its magical intention. I use a limited palette to keep my artwork feeling meditative and minimalist. I believe my artwork has purpose and the ability to connect.

 

Include the following information in your artist statement:

 

  • An artist statement is an introduction and a description of the artist’s art, without the artist being there.

  • The artist is telling the reader their personal reasons and motivation as to why they create their art.

  • The artist should explain the artistic process or describe any special techniques that were used in producing their art.

  • Overall, the artist should provide a statement as to the meaning of the art that the artist creates.

The artist statement should always be written and presented in the “first person” (writing from the person’s point-of-view or from the artist’s perspective). 

It takes quite a bit of time to write an effective biography and to craft a concise and compelling artist statement.  Look and study the top artist’s biographies and artist statements and then adapt yours to their formatting. 

In our Solo Art Exhibition Archives, any of the artists in this section of our website have the best examples of good artist biographies and artist statements.  The artist should always keep these documents up-to-date and try to improve them whenever possible. 

Statement

I believe words matter. I believe words have power. I believe my artwork has purpose and the ability to connect. My artwork starts with words and marks. It may be a feeling I have, or something I heard. It can be a prompt from a collector, or lyrics. When I start, I have a cloudy idea of where I want the work to go. The first few marks will guide the painting into being and I will layer paint or paper so that some marks are left exposed while others are covered up. My asymmetrical and geometric motifs are laced with scribbles, scraps, and distress to emphasize the beauty found in the imperfect and the profundity of patina. I let my mind empty onto the surface and will manifest “imperfect” so when when the unexpected, but invited, line or dribble shows up I embrace its magical intention. I use a limited palette to keep my artwork feeling meditative and minimalist.

Creating artwork that has a purpose and will create a happy moment for someone is what I must do.

I started my creative journey as a photographer, moved into graphic design, then tried interior design for a while. While in school for interior design, I found that the classes in painting and drawing were my favorite and started to pursue mark making and creating art. While my children were young and I was a stay at home mom, I used my creative abilities to curate a co-op creativity workshop, that later became known as Sun & Moon Studio, a place for kids to have art experiences. As my children grew older I moved back into the work place as a graphic designer/art director/illustrator. I co-founded and founded several successful businesses managing marketing, website development and design, and branding. In November 2018 I had an opportunity to focus on painting, mark making, teaching, showing, and connecting with community and I boldly and gratefully took it.

I spend my days in studio working on current projects, trying new methods, finding new opportunities within the community, getting messy, researching and reading, and listening to music. Once a month I host an open studio and look forward to visitors who stop by.