A self taught artist, I have been creating my unique form of art for over 13 years. My art has been exhibited all over the country at locations that range from art shows and boutiques to museums and television talk shows. My Mood Lights were inspired from the feeling of light that shines within me; and through the use of various colors, the lights help to bring about desired emotions. While the tools I use to create this art are a simple painter’s brush and paint, the finished piece comes to life from the energy and light that permeate from the colors and design.
I paint my own original or custom designs on to long life, low energy quality light bulbs. The effect is similar to that of stained glass by projecting the design and colors of the bulb on to the surrounding surfaces. This creates the illusion that the surface itself is painted. The walls and the shades are the canvas for my art. My original Light Art Form is a method of expression, instead of just a mode for other forms of art.
My passion for color and light is transcended into art at my studio in Sebastopol, CA. Each piece of art is inspired by an emotion that stems from deep within my soul and connected to the universe through my imagination. I begin the process with a clear 25-watt, standard base light bulb, and then free-hand my design onto the surface of the bulb using water based, nontoxic ink.
The image is then detailed using a quality brush to apply acrylic paint that is specially formulated to withstand the heat from the bulb. The bulb is then cured using a proprietary process that enables the art piece to withstand fading and ensure durability over time. An assistant, then, uses our own recycled boxes to package the finished product. From start to finish, each piece is a unique expression of that light that comes from within.
Love and light,