Beginnings

Every dream starts from within. My dream has always been to be a mother. My personal road to motherhood wasn't easy. There were trials and tribulations that made me ultimately even more grateful for my children.
What I didn't expect was how much inspiration motherhood would bring me. My twin daughters have opened my eyes to the world in a way I have never seen. I learned how to see the world through their eyes and appreciate life's most simple and beautiful moments. 
My experience as an artist truly began when I became a mother. A new found perspective inspired my long lost love of painting. I always loved to create, and nature was what inspired me most. 
Revisiting my love for painting began with exploring oils on canvas. Many of my previous works involve oil. I love this medium in that it can be layered into dynamic pieces that involve a patient process and exquisite color palette. Oil paintings are classic and timeless. 
My work evolved as I explored with more mediums. I quickly discovered how much I love the whimsical magic of watercolors. I love how watercolor takes shape and movement on the paper. 
I'm excited about the prospects of Lily and Rose Papier. The meaning behind the brand and direction I would like to take my art is deeply rooted in the inspiration I receive from my girls. They have taught me so much. I am grateful for the opportunity to dream. I just hope that my journey inspires them to take their own.