I began painting as a hobby in 2019 while raising my two kids in Bozeman. I enjoy painting my subjects in wild colors. I work from black and white images and allows the light and contrast to guide my artistic interpretation.
“Color of Ashes’’ was named for my brother, Nino. Nino passed away at 18 and I have always felt a deep sense of loss as well as a fierce wonder for life. I feel life can bring pain and tragedy, yet there is always love and beauty to follow. The image of ash settling represents our pain. However, once settled, we see the miraculous truth that color remains all around. Color of Ashes acknowledges the struggles and rewards of life.The act of creating art is peaceful and feeds my soul. I find that hours pass without my noticing as I immerse myself in the process of creation.