"I painted these works over the course of a year (Nov 2021 - Oct 2022), my first year of motherhood
Leaning into the beauty of nature more than ever before; my spiritual escape where I found my new self and deeper meaning
Many feelings and thoughts came up in my transition to motherhood. Some of which I had no idea how to process and mostly wanting to run away from it all. I remember feeling intense grief, anger and loneliness in those early months with a newborn. It was scary and very unsettling
Wrapped up in my own crazy emotions I called on my environment to help guide, heal and move me out of my confusing head space
I started painting; as early as 3 weeks postpartum because I needed to feel some part of ‘me’ again
Visions of light, colour and texture poured into me. I kept feeling this nostalgic sense of worship, peace, a give and take between me and an unseen magic. I began to paint from a new place. It felt like I was seeing my environment for the first time. Allowing the freshness and wonder to wash over me. Giving beauty a space to move through me
Placing my savior, Nature at the center of these alter pieces I hope to capture the feelings of deep healing through natural beauty. And a true sense of joy that comes after the hardest times"