My work harnesses the power of color and light to promote mindfulness, joy, and mental well-being. I am inspired by emotions, memory, and the way my body responds to nature: especially water. Readings on modern day positive psychology, and other wellness activities in my daily life also play a large part in my inspiration for new pieces. I consider myself a colorist in constant study of color theory and relativity. I consider a piece done when my eyes can dance freely across the entire surface, from color to color. Once I achieve that, a color story, memory, or mood can emerge. I title my pieces after I meditate on the colors, listen to the story, and decide if it relates more to a memory or to a vision for the future. This is why most of my work is titled after the person, place, feeling, or thing of which it most reminds me. My hope is that viewers feel welcome to do the same. Through this practice, I’ve found that my work exposes the truly personal nature of color as it relates to memory, hopes for our collective future, and culture. I strive for harmonious fields of luxurious color and texture because I hope to create a calming visual aid for meditation and intrinsic contemplation for viewers. To provide a moment of peace and pause for others, as it does for me. This higher purpose of my work is dedicated to my mother, Ellie. In honor of her, a percentage of all sales are donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.