Hi! I'm Whitney. I am a primarily self-taught artist born in New Jersey, currently residing in Florida with my husband. I am Afro-Latina/PuertoRican. I come from a family of creatives who have always supported my artistic endeavors and interests. I found myself drawn to all types of art early on and surrounded myself with other creative individuals. I began to experiment with oil painting at around age 20 and fell in love with this medium. After separating from the United States Navy where I worked as a mechanic/engineer, I decided to get my Associates degree in Applied Science and worked as a dental assistant.
Generally, my spiritual journey and awareness of the power of our Universe is the motivation and inspiration for my personal artwork. Beauty, passion, emotion, pain, existence…are all themes that fuel me to keep creating.
The human struggles of becoming aware and connected to the energy around us is both beautiful and maddening. Healing our minds and bodies while seeking guidance and wisdom can feel lonely. The true goal is self realization and a release of dualistic thinking, to become WHOLE. As I figure out how to achieve that in my life time, I will be sharing the journey through my art. I want to shed light on the struggles of being an empathic artist navigating my through life while creating art that connects and empowers.