Call me Jen! I am an abstract artist continuously playing, experimenting and letting my inner child and recovering perfectionist run free with paint!
What does Abstract mean to me? It is my visual and nonverbal language! It means letting go, getting messy, following my impulses, taking risks and asking my inner critic to step aside.
It means allowing the beauty in imperfection to shine through. The beauty in uniqueness and being human. The beauty in being brave enough to be myself.
Art is my truest self expression and it is the vessel in which the conversations of my heart release, speak and get wild!
Expressively and intuitively painting takes everything I've learned from the past 15 years as a mindfulness & yoga practitioner, teacher & therapist.
It takes everything I've learned from being a survivor over the past 3 decades.
It also takes a whole lot of unlearning in order to let go and be free in my movement, marks and life!
It wasn't until I allowed myself to MAKE A MESS that I could truly feel my joy.
This freedom of breaking the rules comes in all forms too!
The rules of abundance, love, safety and security
The rules of shoulds and have tos and what it means to be "good, right and okay"
The rules that get colorfully and creatively melted through in order to reconnect with who we truly are.
Here are some of the new "rules" I live by:
The freedom to get things dirty.
The willingness to listen to what my body is telling me.
The acknowledgement that my true self knows best.
The radical idea that the answers I need are within me.
The magical perspective that everything happens in the right timing.
The surrendering practice of expressing, trusting and feeling as the gateway to connection and meaning.
The life-changing phenomenon that whatever is in me can be expressed creatively in front of me.
And so many more . . .
A look at my recent exhibit.....
"Life is meant to be lived as an expression of yourself."
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