I am an abstract expressionist and intuitive painter. Largely self-taught, I use acrylic paint, charcoal, pastels, and oil sticks to put on canvas what I feel through music. Playing music and abstract painting are symbiotic and interdependent to my creative process. Influences that you may see threaded through my work include abstract painters like Basquiat, Jackson Pollack, and Hiroshi Matsumoto. Equally important to the creative process is the music used for inspiration. I appreciate a wide range of music to include Billie Holiday, Otis Redding, Andrea Bocelli, Chrissy Hynde, Beck, Iggy Pop, David Byrne, Cake, Beastie Boys, The Rolling Stones, Cardi B, Lord Huron, Courtney Barnett, Middle Kids, My Morning Jacket, Avett Brothers, Julia Jacklin, Bahamas and Vance Joy to name just a few. I am always interested in music recommendations and have been thrilled to get so many new ones as my art practice expands.
These abstract paintings are one of a kind and original works which make for a wonderful addition to any home or office. Direct message to firstname.lastname@example.org for purchase.
I like to bookend my work week by collecting life experiences and trying new things. Over the years, my friends and I have accomplished many memorable adventures. I have packaged those up to be replicated for other women in a book called the "The Misadventures of the Hip and Fabulous". The book can be purchased on my site or Amazon.com.
This is a girlfriend’s guide to tried and true techniques for offbeat adventures and memorable girls nights out. Ideal for any friend circle between the ages of 21 and 121 years old. These make great gifts for bridal parties, college reunions or any girls outing.
I have exhibited at:
SK Artspace, Brooklyn, NY
Artcho , Charlottesville, VA,
Fridge DC, Washington DC
Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, MD
L2 @Cady's Alley, Georgetown, DC
Hill Center Gallery, Washington DC
Delaplaine Art Gallery, Frederick, MD.
MD Hall for Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD
You can follow my artwork at Instagram @artgallerybyz.
Listen to an excerpt of the Artist Talk @Maryland Hall for Creative Arts.
For this exhibit, I had imagined people enjoying the music and learning more about the painting inspiration. This mother-daughter moment was a highlight for me as an artist.