acrylic paint on gallery wrapped canvas, 60x90 cm
My vision is to contribute to health and wellness through art.
My addiction with creating abstract art began in Florence, Kentucky, in February 2019, while I was on a USA work assignment, which originated in Chicago, Illinois in October 2014.
Literally on a whim, I ventured out and gathered the tools of my new trade - acrylic paints, canvases, brushes, pallet knives – the works! And became a self-starter in Fluid Art, which I found absolutely mesmerizing and hypnotic.
However, I soon became bored, and somewhat frustrated, with the unpredictability of fluid art, and in a few months, I began to incorporate brush and pallet knives into my acrylic paintings. My signature style involves the use of textures and masking techniques.
Over time, I expanded my art journey to include cold wax medium and oil.
Between October 2019 and July 2020, I participated in several US group exhibitions, both in-gallery (Ohio, California, Kansas City) and online (Special Recognition Awards received in three online exhibitions).
In 2021, I expanded my portfolio to include:
• Cremation paintings, where I incorporate cremation ashes into a small section of my abstract paintings to create a visual memorial.
• Wearable Art, where my artwork has been converted to chic and comfortable fashion pieces, designed and made in Canada. In Sep 2021, I added a US supplier who converts my art to socks, leggings, buckets hats and other apparel and accessories.
Finally, I make a small donation from all abstract art sales to the Jamaica Cancer Society in honor of my parents, who both died from cancer.