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New Painting Video: F4u Corsair


Everyone always asks me why I started painting old school pin up girls and WWII planes, so I figured I would take the opportunity to explain. I grew up with my uncles being in the Army and in the Marines, and my dad going to West Point. I always had an appreciation for men and woman that give their lives for their country, but when my college sweetheart at the time joined the military, it became much more personal. We had dated for almost 3 years and he had a 15 month tour in Iraq. It was nothing that I ever experienced before. Not only was it long distance, but we were at war and he was on the front lines. When he finally came home, things were not the same. He grew up over night…which he needed desperately…but he was different. A lot of people don’t like to talk about what happens to soldiers when they come home but it can be a very hard transition, so hard, that he decided to figure it out..without me. We broke up and that left me heartbroken and confused and that process and experience led to my inspiration. Fast forward 6 years and I found the love of my life, who is now my husband and I’m just grateful that I am able to have all these experiences and I look forward to what’s in store. The bright colors are used to symbolize the brightness in life that we can experience every day because of people that have sacrificed there life both mentally and physically for our country. I want these paintings to be a visual reminder that our freedom is not free and should not be taken for granted. 

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free” -Ronald Reagan

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