I have always known that art would play a significant role in my life, but not certain where that passion would take me. I painted with oils for years, with dreams of it becoming a lifelong career. When in a lull and in need of inspiration I often found myself between two vastly different worlds of art history, Dutch Masters still life vignettes and modern conceptual art. It's now that I realize the commonality they shared was the ability to captivate me emotionally, something I value immensely in all artistic mediums.
In my late teen years I painted several pieces with flowers as the primary focus. I remember being so attracted to the femininity of their petals; so much effortless detail and beauty. I first visited the flower market in Los Angeles when I was eighteen and could not believe such a place existed. I was fascinated by all the species, which at the time, were completely unknown to me. I have been working with flowers ever since, and in the process realized flowers were the medium I have always wanted to work with. More tangible and multi-dimensional than paint and so perfectly imperfect, I am constantly in awe of their ability to completely transform a room as a living medium. While I still appreciate and practice a variety of artistic expressions, my work is primarily devoted to recreating natural environments with flowers and foliage. In the future I have hopes of expanding into other creative avenues but always taking flowers along with me.