I began my career as a fine artist at a year and a half old, spending countless hours at the kitchen table with a tin of crayons and all the encouragement from my entrepreneurial mother and father. I was drawing everything around me at an accelerated level from an early age and was hungry to be the best. Grooming my creativity throughout my schooling I decided to pursue art as my degree. During college I was mentored by professors from the top schools in the nation (Rhode Island School of Design, Savannah College of Art & Design, Boston University, Cornell and the Art Institutes, just to name a few.) I was a sponge over my five years as a student, soaking in all of the critiques, countless pushes to go further, and priceless insight.
After university I gravitated towards the freedom of mixed media, creating works on shower curtains, canvas, and my own handmade paper. I even studied illustration and Italian art history for a summer abroad in Montepulciano, Italy right in the heart of Tuscany. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking and you’ll see these three disciplines cross-over again and again in my work. Layers tell a story and every piece I make is a self-portrait. Naturally, there is much to tell.
My style has evolved over my 25+ years of creating, always skipping back to my dreamy + jagged roots as an artist. I am most inspired by memories from my childhood, graffiti, an anxious mind, balance, street style, pattern mixing, and the conversations around me. I translate this inspiration into my work with moments of grit, textiles, mixed mediums, text, color and the occasional illustration. I currently live and work on the Westside of Atlanta with my husband Brandon and our golden retriever, Reggie.