“Painting is essentially a meditative process with clear guidance from my quiet inner voice.”
“I love it when something 'pops' for me. It could be a moment while painting, a personal breakthrough or a new big idea.”
What is your design background?
I love to learn and try new things, so my training has been a bit all over the place. While I started college with a major in photography, I graduated with honors in Painting. After college, I studied graphic and textile design in San Francisco. That being said, practically applying my creative vision and design sensibilities has been rewarding. As the art director at a wine company, I was thrilled to win a HOW magazine award for design direction. The rebranding was later featured in BrandWeek magazine's design section.
Why is making handmade goods important to you?
Our hands have hundreds of energetic points called Chakras and Nadis. Research shows that using our hands to create something, whether it’s a painting or a meal, naturally boosts our serotonin and endorphin levels. For me, it’s also a way to let go and get into my flow. It’s a way to exercise my meditative muscles. Thoughts come and go, as I hold a loose focus on what I’m doing, listening for what’s next, guided by my intuition. It’s blissful!