Higher_AspirationsThis image above is called “Higher Aspirations”. It’s a mixed media painting, traditional and digital and it makes reference to the Higher Aspirations I have for myself, for the Earth, and for humanity. I believe that in the depths of every soul resides hope, love, and life waiting to happen. The clouds of our soul are filled with magic..
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ARTIST STATEMENT

It appears to me, from numerous personal experiences that I’ve had throughout my life, that we each possess an energy and a soul that is eternal. I realize that you might be thinking this is common knowledge but I don’t think that’s true. Although the concept is well known I think there are those that don’t truly believe it and have never developed a personal relationship to it. In terms of how belief in the soul benefits us here on Earth, it’s the one thing that you can consult as a direct source to all that you want to manifest in this world. It’s the one thing that will never quit on you. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve been knocked down. It doesn’t even matter if you’ve given up on yourself it still believes in you. Underlying all of the challenges and all that we’ve been through is a light, a spark that has the ability to radiate at any given moment and shine like the sun. You can call it inspiration, determination, creativity, or even hope but it all comes from the same place, the soul. We, all too often, restrict it’s power by spending too much time looking for answers outside of ourselves. We have all the knowledge, the answers, the encouragement, and the strength that we’ll ever need waiting right inside of us. We are eternal beings with the power to manifest anything that we want into reality. When we get quiet and listen to the voice of our own soul we can begin to stoke the flames of the heart and that in turn leads us to a deep and profound connection to the eternal well of inspiration, insight, wisdom, and love.
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There’s only one prerequisite to be able to have this type of connection. You have to have faith in the fact that you are your own greatest teacher. The only answers that mean anything to us are the ones that come from the heart, from our personal intuition, from the soul. When we connect with that source, the possibilities are beyond limitless. Think about all the things that have ever been invented in this world. Imagine all of the knowledge that has been passed down. Where did it come from? Before there were any books, and societies, and cities there was only the Earth. There was no library or internet, or reference at all. There was only Mother Nature and a deep spiritual connection of the people on Earth to her. Where did all this knowledge and invention come from? We take for granted that it was already here but that’s not true. It was all created by simple people just like you and me. All of this was imagined. All of this information came from the same place. Within a persons soul resides a well of unprecedented proportions just waiting for us to ask it a question, have a conversation, tell it our dreams. It’s dying to collaborate with us, to play, to explore, to create.
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My work honors this connection and aims to illustrate the power, beauty and magic of our communion with the soul. As we have a soul so does all of the matter that resides here on Earth. Energy is within all things and we can connect with that energy at will. I’ve found that all of my important decisions in life have been decided from the source of the soul and often times I’ve consulted the trees, or the rocks for their wisdom on matters. If you’ve ever been to the American South West Desert you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say that there is a great wisdom in the Rock of the Earth’s crust. I’ve never been to a more spiritual place. I’ve also had profound experiences in the Forests and in the Oceans. The living, breathing entity that we call Mother Nature is nothing short of remarkable. She dreams bigger than most of us can imagine. She loves us unconditionally, and nurtures each and every life on this planet right down to the food in our stomachs and the breath in our lungs. She is a trusted source of everything that is good here on Earth
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In my personal life my attention is focused on honoring my connection to Mother Nature and to the deep spiritual relationship that can be attained through communing with her. My art is based on the simple concept that within every natural thing on Earth there is a soul that is eternal. That inextinguishable light of hope is the message that I want to share through my work. It’s a message for the beaten, the battered, the sick, the lost, the weary, and the seeker. It’s encouragement to look deeper inside and to trust the intuitive voice from within. It’s a challenge to connect with Mother Nature, with each other, and most importantly ourselves.
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If you’re already aligned with this concept through your own personal experience I hope you find common ground in my work and reinforcement of your own personal intuition. If this concept is new to you I encourage you to look within. I hope my work ignites your soul and reminds you that the answers you seek are waiting inside of you. Finally I want to say that Mother Nature is a healing place both physically and spiritually and we should all protect her, love her and commune with her as often as possible. Together we can create a symbiotic relationship with each other and with nature so that we may finally live the attainable dream of harmony and peace right here on Mother Earth. Peace and Love always..



It’s an ode to the power and wisdom embedded within the crust of Mother Earth. My obsession with rocks began as a child and was ignited the first time I visited the SW Desert of America. This series will consist of drawings, small paintings, large scale paintings, and prints. Looking forward to embarking on this journey of bringing these to light and sharing them with all of you.

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