I am so happy to share this series as my first post here on my new website! I titled this series Santa Cruz because this fall I went to Santa Cruz, California with an organization called First Descents and it was life changing! FD takes young adults with cancer on life changing outdoor adventures and they were kind enough to take me to California and teach me to surf!
I met other young adults with cancer & over the course of a week we learned to surf together. The surf and sun were amazing but the best part was making new friends who inspired me to keep pushing to live big and with out fear of my cancer. After my trip I cam home, picked up my brushes and created a series of paintings inspired by the wonderfuly amazing people I met on my trip.
In my paintings I wanted to combine a sense of vibrance and joy with the feeling of surfing and moving with the waves. This series brings together feelings of strength and hope with the fluid motion of water and nature.