When I moved to the West, I felt called to a new artistic path to go along with a new life in a new place. I embarked on a discovery of painting from the heart. Learning to just let my colors and media take me wherever they pulled me was an exciting new adventure in expression. By painting from my gut instead of my head, with no concern for what the paintings meant or whether they looked like something, I was able to free up some inner person that I had never known before.
This pulled me into a much more abstract way of seeing the world around me and my work bec...