Unique Drip Technique
I paint using acrylics on canvas. I developed my own signature “drip” technique which stems from a dark time in my life when I was struggling to overcome my first, and worst, lupus SLE and firbromyalgia flare. I thought I would never feel a horse’s canter again. Painting started out as a means of releasing the bitterness, resentment, and negativity I had bottled up inside. I expressed those emotions through color, movement, and drips on a canvas. Though it symbolizes all the tears I cried in overcoming my flares, it is a reminder of how far I have come. To me, these drips do not symbolize pain, but rather strength and determination. We all go through rough patches in our lives and it’s important to keep on truckin’ even when you feel like crying and just giving up.
I want people to feel a sense of hope and strength when looking at her pieces. In emphasizing the horse’s energy and power, I strive to channel that bold spirit of the horse into viewers. We too, can emulate this power and strength. My paintings are a reminder never to give up!