Raising awareness about
endangered species and animals that get little public attention because
not big or popular or simply because we're taught to dislike them is
art is all about.
Mom taught me the most valuable lesson about animals when I was young:
"respect them and learn from them". At the time, I was
"dealing" with a spider.
Knowing most people don't like "unpopular" animals such as snakes and
spiders and bats and bugs, it became my personal mission to change
perceptions about these misunderstood creatures. And, it's been a race
against time as more and more species slide towards extinction.
My new series of abstract paintings reveals alluring attributes of
animals, so ambiguous viewers get immersed in currents of color, eddies
paint and intriguing, whimsical shapes that beg a closer look, inviting
A science degree in Veterinary Technology, neatly tucked in my back
been advantageous in understanding the anatomy of what I’m painting,
arthropod skeletal structure to wing venation. I also weave my
cosmology and quantum mechanics into my work by defining loose,
brush strokes, adding minute details and offering close-up