I was born and raised in Fort Worth Texas. I have kids and a mate. I LOVE the ocean but I’m scared of it so that’s why I paint it, to bring it to me in a peaceful way I LOVE BLUE. I deal with depression and anxiety... always have. When I paint, something amazing happens. Those thoughts of doubt are gone and I feel peace. I didn’t mean to become an artist. My grandparents adopted me and in career choices “artist” didn’t count in their #babyboomer heads I was always good at drawing or “copying” whatever I could and would win art awards at school all the time to where I actually wanted to stop doing artsy things. Since my grandparents didn’t nurture it, I blocked it out. Fast forward to giving birth to my first child and postpartum depression hit me like a ton of bricks. What helped? Weird things, like organizing things by color. then I went to twisted painting for a date... I know it sounds cliche but everyone starts somewhere. I picked the class I wanted and we went and the girl didn’t care about painting the actual painting, more like it’s whatever you want and I was irritated because I picked that painting for a reason, I’m extremely picky, so I took it upon myself to listen to her guidance on “how to” and look at the display to get my final product. At the end of class (and mind you I finished 45 minutes after everyone) while closing up the lady looked at my painting and was surprised but not me, I’m a perfectionist I was hooked. My life changed after that and I’m so thankful that my art makes people feel peace because it’s something that’s hard to find and often sought. I love doing acrylic pours with my favorite blues to create seascapes and other nature feels. I also love to do commissioned work, it always brings new inspiration.