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ABOUT AT THIRTY-ONE
At thirty-one I took myself to Paris for my birthday on a whim. I ate at a restaurant called The Thirty-five and vowed to share this complex world through vivid art and design that reflects the experience and sophistication of a modern, self-assured, global professional. I merge cultural and environmental themes, and transplant them onto walls and into wardrobes, to inspire beyond the frame. Learn about my inspiration and techniques on the Projet Blog, then purchase your favorites in the Objet Shop. Query wholesale options by contacting me here. If you are a business looking for multimedia creative story-telling services, see my essays and photo portfolio at www.anartisanatlife.com.
In Paris, at thirty-one, I was living internationally but looking for a way to push my creativity beyond the bureaucratic tasks I "should" do. I had been living at intersections of cultures whose histories were foreign to me. Little by little, I began reinterpreting this international experience visually for people who wanted to be inspired daily and who wanted to spark conversations with their unique art collection. Why? Because art is impact. It is the perfectly visceral medium to celebrate and question our role as stewards of humanity and the earth. It is how we spark our own inner foundry of creativity to make a difference.
To share a snapshot of my process:
Inspiration: Much of my inspiration comes from nature, architecture, or cultural motifs. You can explore those sources and find out the stories behind my work on my Projet page.
Art: From there, I work in oil and mixed media to create truly unique artwork. I love capturing the essence of a place beyond the visual, through abstracted oil paintings. Lately I've been working with layers to capture those links between us humans and our world that we often forget about, through mixed media.
Design: Nothing brings me more joy than sharing my work with you. I encourage you to explore my Design line, for which I create scarves from my abstract paintings along with one-of-a-kind accessories that are, themselves, art.
For wholesale, retail, or workshop opportunities, please contact me here.