The Martyr, Oil on Board, 2017, 37.25" x 55.125" x 2"
How did you get into debt?
The original debt creator in my life was from student loans. Upon becoming a mother, I did all I can to make a comfortable life for my son, which meant acquiring more debt from getting a suitable car, going to school again, and purchasing a house.
Twin Flames, Oil on Canvas, 2018, 36" x 36" x 4"
How does your economic reality effect your art?
If I did not have the debt that I have now, I believe that I would probably have a lot more time to work and a larger studio. With a larger space, I would also have a photography studio which would bring in more income.
St. Judas - Patron Saint of Lost Causes, Oil on Canvas Board, 2018, 19.5" x 23.5" x 1"
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
If I did not have the debt that I have now and could support my trade better, I feel it allow for more detail and, possibly, larger scale art. Aside from this, I would have my Master's in Sacred Art through Pontifex University. With this, I would be implementing what I learn from painting religious icons as well.
Hope, Oil on Canvas, 2015, 46.25" x 46.25" x 4"