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Artist Statement 

          I create art because it is fun and purposeful. I love to paint with beautiful colors. To know my art uplifts viewers and gives happy moments in today's world of chaos is why I continue, and to leave a legacy for my family. An introspection is thinking of our universe and how true it seems “Thoughts become things” (Proctor) and how strongly I want to be a positive light in mankind's present, and future.

 

          The abundant beauty nature provides in color, texture, and sound inspires my art and a sunset, tree, flower, songbird, or a child singing can nudge me onward. My guitar paintings represent ingrained love for my family's French ancestry, and festive French Cajun music of Opelousas, Louisiana, one of my hometowns. My bison art symbolizes love for American Indian ancestry, and where I live and work today in my birthplace of Oklahoma.

  

          What is unique about my art is how I allow creativity to happen as I go along in a seamless natural flow. Always, my best art begins with no sketching and the art seems to take on a spirit life of its own. When I paint it feels like creating music with each brush stroke orchestrating colors to marry beautifully! Each canvas warms my heart like the surprise birthday parties my Mom threw during my childhood. 

           My life is family and art. What makes me push further than painting within fine art boundaries is this endless drive I feel to share my kid’s songs & stories because it can snowball positive energy into the universe and give moments of fun for children. The past 10 years of painting has taken my style to this place of challenge and goal to paint for my kids stories and to create an art installation to include paintings, music, stories, photography, nature, characterization, dance, and puppetry.

 

           With my new series Buffalo Sunset being a success the year 2022 will bring surprises. To keep up with my newest paintings and my next project please join my Updates Email List and follow me on Instagram and Facebook.