WELCOME TO MY STUDIO
I am a self taught artist, sewer, and doll maker. I've been creating art since I was a kid in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2008, I moved to Germany. Here I am living out my dream as an artist. I hope to inspire all who see my work to take a closer look at the world around us. Let us all be encouraged to examine the elements of life that bind us all together.
We are more alike than we are different.
My paintings are visual narratives. I am inspired by nature and by my ancestors. Through an intuitive form of storytelling, I seek to explore the connection between humans, the world we live in and the universe that surrounds us.
WHAT IS INTUITIVE STORYTELLING?
Intuitive storytelling is a painting technique I use for all my artwork on canvas and paper. With different materials like acrylic paint, oil and chalk pastels, collage and ink I create what I call rhythmic chaos. In this chaos figures and elements emerge from the background. Then I abstract these elements, which reveal beautiful stories. I never know what will be seen on my canvas. The process is inspiring and magical!
I have had the pleasure of teaching this technique in various online courses.
Tamera Laporte of Willowing Arts ( Whimsy Wonderland 2019 and Life Book 2018)
Kara Bullock of Kara Bullock Art School ( Let's Face It 2017)
Tiare Smith Of Tiare Smith Designs (One Badass Art Journal 2016)
Marieke Blokland of Bloknote.nl ( Art Journal Summer School 2016)
ANGEL AND ANCESTOR
FOLK DOLL SCULPTURES
My paper-clay sculptures are handmade and consist mainly of recycled materials. The figures have a folk art style that is organic and unique.
Stop Motion Animation
Stop Motion animation is a filmmaking technique in which objects are physically manipulated in small increments between individually photographed frames. Objects appear to exhibit independent motion or change when the series of frames is played back.
In 2017, I stumbled upon the work of pioneer filmmaker Lotte Reiniger. Her groundbreaking films, including the very first animated movie The Adventures Of Prince Achmed, sparked my fascination and interest in this magical form of art.
Paper In Motion