In a word, that’s what my artwork is about.
(There’s enough sadness in the world, dammit.)
Much like a runner must run, I must paint and sketch daily. My art embraces spontaneity, perfect imperfection and often, the bold colors that come with living out loud.
In my ongoing Instagram/Facebook series #joywins, I share my “journey through”. The narrative is driven by my determination that despite major life setbacks, joy can and will be present again. I believe this is true for all of us. My art is an extension of this belief and a way of encouraging joy in the world, in you, in everybody.
Constantly experimenting and challenging myself with new projects and mediums, you never really know what my paintings will feature, just know that they're driven by that quest for joy.
OPENINGS FOR: Joy Wins workshops & coaching, custom pet portraits, commissions, licensing, freelance and consulting.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION: Featured Artist at St. Luke's Paint the Town Event (2015) | Work seen nationally on CBS Sunday Morning (2015) | Emerging Artist at ArtWestport (2016) | Painter at ArtWestport (2017) | Painter at ArtFest MidWest, Des Moines (2017) | Honorable Mention Award at Lenexa Art Fair (2018)
MEMBER: Kansas City Artist's Coalition & International Association of Expressive Arts
BRICK-&-MORTAR: Eclectics Art & Gift Gallery, Moonstone Massage & Parkville Artisan's Studio.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope your day is fantastic.