I was accepted into the Manhattan Arts International Healing Arts Competition.


This painting, “Misreflected,” was inspired by the idea that the face, what we reflect to others, is not always the true picture of what is happening inside of us. How easy it is to give others the impression that you are full of confidence and grace, while you struggle inside to keep your head above water.

We all have our dark shadows and some of us are able to always stay in the sunlight. Others can see the shadows lurking around the edges. Some, tentatively walk those edges, while, braver souls tiptoe further in. I want to be one of the brave ones who explore the darkness, befriend what is lurking there, and invite them to dance. Perhaps then, we can both become comfortable in not only facing the dark of the moon, but also the full brilliance of the sun.

“I must see new things and investigate them. I want to taste dark water and see crackling trees and wild winds.”
― Egon Schiele