Hi there. Thanks for wanting to know more about me and my work.
The creative process allows me to slow down, listen to life’s stories, beauty, humor, questions and give as honest a response as I can muster. It's a push and pull between discovery and direction, control and release, the integration of mistakes into masterpieces...much as life is. I feel more human when I make things, more aware of how strange and wonderful it is to be alive, more grateful. I hope my work can offer a piece of that wonder to you as well.
You can often find glimpses of the palette, wilderness and sometimes hints of kitsch from Florida’s gulf coast in my work, where I first fell in love with art making and the sun-kissed, gypsy Floridian artists I met wandering through outdoor art fairs as a child... I was enchanted walking through booth after booth filled with snowy egrets, great blue herons and gentle manatees all the while serenaded by wafting Jimmy Buffet songs. Perhaps also because I was born with the surname "Herron", I've felt a special kinship with those dinosaur-like creatures and by extension, have a particularly strong fascination with our familial bonds to the natural world. Mary Oliver's poem Wild Geese often enters my mind as a mantra "Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, / the world offers itself to your imagination, / calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting— / over and over announcing your place / in the family of things"