As a professional speaker I express myself with words for a living. My art picks up where my words leave off.
The style of painting that I use is very tactile. I work in acrylic paints but use my hands, touching...moving...feeling the materials. I scuplt on canvas. I do not use brushes...but connect with my materials with my hands. This way the expression captures the emotion that surges through me as I dig deeper into my soul and pour it out onto and into the canvas.
Painting has always been a way to express myself. Through some difficult times in my life it became a cathartic release for emotional and physical pain. This ability to express myself visually has translated into a higher quality of creative expression in my speeches and my writing.
The painting below is a large work titled "Crossing Over". I painted it while working through the loss of my Aunt Marie...a time of large emotions and transition.
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