I was the featured artist for the Global Alliance for Arts & Health's October 2013 member spotlight.
What makes your artwork unique?
Oscar Wilde once said, “A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.” My temperament translates into seeds of health that are infused into the imagery I create. Like a summer rain nurturing a seed, the viewer's attention and connection to the art can bloom with personal meaning and promote health.
How does being a member of the Global Alliance for Arts & Health help you to meet your artistic goals?
One of the goals of the studio is to place the artwork where it can make a positive difference to the viewers personal experience particularly in the healthcare environment, as well as hospitality, the office, or the home. Being a member of the Global Alliance of Art & Health has connected me to a whole world of other members working in those very environments and who believe in the healing power of the fusion of art and health. Connections and support are crucial for an artist to thrive and sell work, GAAH has it!
What advice would you give to someone new in the field?
Stay open to all the ways healing can occur, be tenacious, care, trust your intuition, stay connected to the whole, and reach out!
What is the biggest challenge you face in your work and how are you working to overcome it?
My greatest challenges center around time – time to create the art, time to market and sell, time to manage the business profitability, time to stay rejuvenated. If anyone has an answer, please do tell!
What keeps you motivated to do the work you do?
The desire to understand the essential truths motivates me to plant my feet on the ground every day. The creative process, the learning, and the associated explorations cut across so many linear barriers giving me a small glimpse of what matters.
To view the interview on the Global Alliance for Arts & Health's website, click here.