Art has been an outlet for me since before I can remember. I used to sit on the floor of my mom’s graphic design studio drawing circles in as many colors as possible. When I started kindergarten, my teacher, Ms. Harris encouraged me and made me believe art was something that I was good at, not just something I loved to do. So it became my outlet. In middle school I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder, otherwise known as OCD, a commonly misunderstood illness. I spent a lot of time ruminating on painful thoughts and feeling more sad than a kid should. Art was my outlet and saving grace. I had a wonderful therapist who helped me manage my OCD and also reminded me that though I have a disability that is sometimes debilitating, it gives me the gift of art and imagination, and the drive to inspire others with whatever their struggle might be. I paint through my pain, I paint through my joy, and I create until my heart feels a little more full. My hope is that my art translates to others as a tangible eclectic realm of daydreams, full of color, life, spirit, and imagination. I want my art to make others feel present and happy just like creating it always has for me. My goal with Eclectic Daydreams is to make sure others feel loved and capable of facing whatever challenges life may bring them, whether its mental health or anything else. I am so grateful to everyone who supports my artistry, and I hope it inspires you to be your most colorful self.