Coastal Georgia Originals 2022
July 2022 Issue
photography by Mike Force Photography
Current Residence: Brunswick
Career: Transformational Life Coach, Artist and Pastry Chef
How did you discover your talent?
In 2016 I was faced with the death of my sister who died from cancer, and 40 days later my brother died of a heart attack on what would have been her birthday. I was overtaken by grief and sorrow. I needed an outlet to transmute this grief. I met a beautiful lady at this time, and she was an amazing artist. We talked about art, and when she showed me her work, I was impressed by what she created. She was so enthusiastic and happy. I knew I needed this change in my life. I decided I was going to give it a try, and I did, and the rest is my-story.
How do you get your “creative juices” flowing?
Meditation and Hypnosis have been a part of my creative journey and has allowed the creative power to flow through me. Sometimes in my meditations, I see images to paint; I love being inspired like this. Other times, I may paint a background and let it sit for a while, placing the painting in a spot where I see it as I pass by my studio. Then, one day, I see in my mind the next step as I align with spirit.
What do you love most about your creativity? It allows me total freedom to create from my soul without boundaries and limitation. I have always been an out-of-the-box thinker. My creativity gives me the opportunity to connect with God, the Source of all creation and feel the oneness with everything. Here again is where meditation inspires me, even while I’m working on a painting it feels like I’m creating heaven.
Why did you choose this medium for expressing your creativity?
My favorite medium would be acrylics, as they dry quickly, and that works well for me. I can add layer after layer, and it doesn’t crack. I was born and raised in the Bahamas right on the ocean, and my father was a fishermen, so I had a very colorful life of landscapes and got to experience the most amazing seascapes. It gives me great pleasure to express and share my creativity with the world in colors.
What artist, living or deceased, would you love to spend a day with?
Tell us your vision for the day? I would love to spend a day with my deceased mother. She was my inspiration to be creative. My mother always supported my work and encouraged me. As a kid I wanted to do everything my mother did. When she would use her creativity, she always looked so happy and at peace. I wanted that, so I would mimic her. She was an amazing clothing designer who put so much love into every piece she made. I would sit at her feet and when there was an extra piece of fabric, I would ask her to cut a dress for my doll baby. This gave me the feeling of connection with her sharing these moments—it feels like yesterday.
I would tell her how much I appreciate the times she showed me unconditional love in her own way. How grateful I am for the support and the kind words. For reminding me that I can do anything I put my mind to. I would ask her about the energy she felt while creating? What she loved the most about being creative and was it easy for her to pass this creative energy to her children and grandchildren?
In your artistic pursuits, what is your proudest moment so far?
My proudest moment was at an art show, and a little boy came into my booth and said to me: “Whoa! You are the most creative person I have ever seen. I really love all your stuff. How did you do all of this? Did you do this all by yourself?” He was so sincere and honest it touched my heart and made me proud of the artwork I had done and made me look forward to doing more.