I don't want anyone, least of all myself, pulling back on the reigns. I want to live with my eyes wide open distinguishing the one hundred different hues of green in a single leaf, my ears listening to the softest of breezes rustling the poplar leaves as the wind takes a slow breath in, taste the salt air and the seaweed like an elixir from the sea as they are, I want to find the small traces of beauty and light in even the darkest of moments, I want to dismantle the parts of the whole and rearrange them like a poem spoken from my tongue, I want to laugh until my sides hurt and tears stream down my face telling the story of countless moments of pure joy, I want to cry when the crying is as right as the rain that unleashes itself and breaks an unbearable heatwave. I want to drink it all in and paint it all out, over and over and over again making no apologies, until I have spent every ounce of my soul. .
I owe myself that and much more. Much, much more.
A visit to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston changed my life. As the guard came in, exclaiming, ‘I haven’t even turned the lights on’, I had no way of knowing the impact that action would have. Like magic, El Jaleo by John Singer Sargent was lit up and its presence not to be denied. It literally took my breath away knocked me back across the room. I knew immediately, that while I had been creating all my life, my soul insisted I go home and pick up a paint brush. I did and I haven’t stopped yet.
I have since immersed myself in the act of painting and expressing myself through some of the most difficult times of my life, and the power was and continues to be undeniable.
I stepped away from the keyboard, the mouse and design, and stepped up to to the canvas and paper, translating the details nature and the small moments that make a full life.
CREATIVE > S H I F T:
MENTORING / COACHING / PAINTING
It’s hard to believe, but this decade is coming to a close. Not just the year. The DECADE. Yet, you’re still ‘thinking’ or ‘talking’ about upping your painting game, starting your creative dream business or building it, of moving into the next decade in brave new ways.
ARE YOU READY TO GET UNSTUCK AND PROPEL YOURSELF FORWARD?
CREATIVE > SHIFT is for you, and creatives like you, who are ready to bust through walls and nurture their practice or business so it can grow in beautiful new ways. It is a mentoring program, that will serve as your launch pad for removing blocks that hold you back from what you are meant to create and the magic you are meant to bring to the world.
You can do hard things. You can do THIS.
I’m here for YOU. To hold your hand, give you a kick in the pants, so you can take action.
"if i create from the heart, nearly everything works: if from the head, almost nothing."
— Marc Chagall
solo exhibit :
in unwoken moments
AT ALL + ONE, 125 Brewery Ln Suite 6, Portsmouth, NH
Through November 2019