Welcome! From a young age, I was naturally drawn towards the arts and creative expression, spending much of my time involved in theatre productions and visual arts classes. As I got a bit older, self-doubt began to creep in, and I started to compare myself to others, believing that if I couldn't be the best, maybe there was no point in trying. At a certain point this way of living became unbearable, and I knew I needed to make a change for my own sake. In the last few years I have been making a conscious effort to alter my way of thinking about success in order to allow myself the freedom and flexibility to live the life I want. Through this process, I have come to realize that what makes art valuable for me is the way it makes me feel, rather than how well it holds up to traditional ideas of artistic practice.
Now, I do art because I need to. It provides a space for me to express myself instinctively and without judgement (although this is always a work in progress!). I truly believe that everyone can be an artist, and without this creative outlet I know I would not be who I am today.
Life is short, and I want to spend it doing what makes me happy - and hopefully bringing some of that joy to you in the form of original artwork! I hope you will join me on this journey of self-discovery - who knows where it will lead!