Penelope’s Plant, 2021

Bird of Carnivale, 2021

I started teaching myself how to paint in 2008 as a literal answer to prayer in relation to ongoing struggles with depression. Painting became a concrete tether to sanity, and now it has grown all sorts of connections with people all around the world that never would have happened- at least not in the same way- without the depression. Beauty for ashes. What feels like the end is so very often another beginning.

I began sharing my creative practice with kindred creatives online in 2009 via my class Gut Art™. That class ran, always with a fresh spin about discovering your creative voice, until 2016. Along the way, I created other classes and online studio visits and have guested in some lovely collaborative online courses and in person art retreats.

Sharing-connection-igniting creative flames is a beautiful thing. I count it as one of the most integral elements of my creative practice. When what you do isn’t just about you, it somehow grows into what you simply couldn’t do on your own.

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Join me on Creativebug's Instagram channel to play with inky drawing. Gonna be fun! If you can't make it "live", the recording will be saved on their IGTV.

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