I am a self taught artist from Chicago and a mother of two who returned to my painting roots in my thirties, after having worked as an actor for a decade. I found when I returned to painting I became quite prolific, turning out piece after piece as if they were buried inside me waiting to be uncovered. I am currently incorporating portraits with my abstract work; a combination of the two worlds I have worked in for the past 3 years. My work is heavily influenced by graffiti and marked with extreme color. It is an attempt to meld my vision of whimsical beauty (ie: in children’s books) with a graphic modern sensibility.