Solo Exhibit | Arts for ACT Gallery | A Starry Night in May 2021
A Starry Night in May
Detail of “Burrowing Owls in the Starry Night,” 16″ x 12″ x 0.75″ Acrylic on Canvas, Private Collection.
Like Vincent Van Gogh, I put my heart and soul into my work. I find beauty in nature and the sight of stars makes me dream. Formally trained as a biologist, my study of animals and nature is extensive. For the past 15 years, I have put my knowledge to work in the laboratory and teaching biology.
My first passions in life have always been science and self-expression through art. I strive to convey the happiness and excitement I find in nature, translating it into the universal language of art. After studying art for four years at George C. Marshall High School, I earned my international baccalaureate degree and went on to earn my Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degree in Biological Sciences.
Since graduating college, the busy schedule of teaching biology and raising my family, only allowed a small amount of time for art. But I always turned to art whenever possible, exploring new subjects, styles, and mediums. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, I realized life is too short not to pursue my dreams and transitioned into my new role as a professional artist.
My paintings centered around creatures from the land and sea in a serene setting under the starry night. My studies of the works of Vincent Van Gogh inspired the vivid brushstrokes and scenes set in the starry night. At the event opening, I shared my first self-portrait along with 22 original paintings. Of these paintings, 18 are now in private collections.
I am grateful to Arts for ACT Gallery for hosting my first solo art exhibition, during the month of May 2021 in which I celebrated my 34th birthday. This non-profit gallery is an important part of our community and helps fund the Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT) Centers which provide support services for victims of domestic violence and their children. A portion of all art sale proceeds goes to support their mission. A special thank you to Curator, Claudia Goode and all member artists and volunteers for helping make this show a success.
Detail of “When You Wish Upon A Star,” 18″ x 24″ x 1.5″ Acrylic on Canvas, Private Collection.