I've always been an artist. 

 

My mother is creative, and I believe I developed an eye for detail from her. Some of my earliest memories include watching her sew Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. She was always making something. 

As a student, art was my favorite subject. I'll never forget making a balsa wood sculpture that was chosen to be displayed in the Atlanta High Museum of Art. It was such a proud moment for me.

 

When I decided to attend Emory University, my high school art teacher suggested that I could have earned a scholarship to attend Art School. The thought had never occurred to me and I went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Women's Studies. 

Following college graduation, I built a successful, fifteen year career in the non-profit sector; always creating along the way. 

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Over the years I've referred to these memories to foster my confidence as a mostly self-taught artist. 

 

I've dabbled in many art forms, but painting has been the one constant. Acrylics, Inks, Stabilo Woodys, Colored Pencils and Collage are my mediums of choice. I paint on paper, canvas and wood. The process always starts with color, my greatest inspiration. 

While my palette ranges from subtle to adventurous, I'm most drawn to the combination of bright, bold and vivid colors. My process is an energetic exercise in following my intuition without question. It is always my intention to create well-balanced and harmonious piece that conveys the energy present while creating it. 

I'm grateful to be working as a full-time artist in New Orleans, Louisiana where I live with my husband of twenty years and our two, young sons.