"When I paint, there are no boundaries."
Thank you for visiting my website! I hope you will enjoy my artwork as much as I do creating it. It transformed me....
I was born in Toronto, Canada--a creative soul of a “delicious” Italian-Hungarian heritage. In fact, the Z that threads through many of my art titles comes from my maiden name Gerzeli.
Music, art, dance and acting have been a huge part of my life-- performing a piano concerto at the Spokane World’s Fair at 14 and singing the national anthem at NBA basketball games and AAA baseball games while traveling the country with my hubby, Scott, a professional baseball player for the Yankees and White Sox.
I appeared in several tv shows--“Touched by an Angel”, “Promised Land”, “Cover Me” and a made for television movie “No Place Like Home”. But my claim to fame with my family, especially our four sons, and friends is being an extra in Lloyd’s fart scene with fire in the movie “Dumb and Dumber” with Jim Carey. Made for a good day.
In 2003, while mixing my inspirational vocal CD, "i am free", a celebration of healing from childhood trauma, I was inspired to capture that freedom by painting the colors of the chakras--7 energy centers in the human body that receive, assimilate and distribute energy-- with acrylics on metals, acrylic, wood and other surfaces. Having never painted before, I let the strokes flow, and was incredibly amazed by what was emerging! These colors literally catapulted me from darkness to light, and most of my art titles capture the emotions connected to the chakras.
This moment was a turning point in my life--another outlet for me to uplift and inspire others through visual arts. I then began producing unique metal and acrylic prints from my originals and was thrilled at the response I was getting. These pieces looked and felt like nothing my collectors had ever seen before and created a lasting impact on them. Originals in Liquidelements flooring and my deZigns in Milliken carpet followed.
The energy of color inspires me. I will sense a specific color connected to the emotions I am experiencing at the moment and will begin creating an art piece for days or weeks in my head before I go into my studio and paint it. I love the way my paints glide on the smooth surfaces of acrylic and metal, and more recently fabrics, and have even manufactured my own tools to create the smooth strokes I envision.
As a professional artist, my strength is being able to collaborate with clients, whether private collectors or designers, to create the perfect art piece that fits their vision— sensing their energy and that of the space.
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