My paintings are a reflection of my perspective of the world around me. Finding my personal voice as a female has been a lifelong process. Being born in 1964, I was taught to speak softly and keep my perspective to myself. Eventually, I learned how to have an opinion and talk about it. My paintings are colorful and energetic because they are my response to finding out who I am. I use bright white canvas so that the colors can pop and make a bold statement. I connect with acrylic paints as a medium because the medium allows me to create flow, depth, and connectivity of colors. This medium is representative of the way I create my existence, layering on connection as I learn and grow. My travel around the world has deeply influenced my painting style. My emotions are heightened by experiencing new regions and cultures, and these emotions translate energetic images onto the canvas.