About the Artist
Born and raised in rural Ohio, I have always felt a deep connection to the natural world around me. As a child I spent most of my days following in the footprint's of my mother and beloved neighbor through their gardens. Questioning the methods, reasons, and purpose of every on-going. Little did I know this would be the roots of my inspiration in years to come.
From 2004-2007 I attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, focusing on a fine arts major. During my studies I had a profound interest in Traditional Woman's Art and installation practices. I studied water color, acrylic and became interested in felting natural forms. I drew inspiration from Gerhard Richter, Georgia O'Keeffe, Monet, and a multitude of finely illustrated childrens books, always amazed at how they engaged and captivated audiences.
From 2009-2011 I attended George Mason University working towards a Bachelors of Fine Art, minoring in psychology.
Evident through my art during 5 intensive years of study, there was a longing to return to nature. Imagery of trees, roots, and transitional art dominated my compositions. I found myself with a desire to cultivate the earth, harvest, preserve and soak in the growing world around me, for many years this was my focus. I spent 7 years learning to identify plants, how to grow a successful harvest and most importantly how to respect the land we have the privilege of working.
In 2016 my two worlds collided and I found purpose within art that supported my desire to shepherd the earth, and in doing so, my research aided my mission in agriculture. Returning to a canvas and brushes felt comforting and satisfying, recreating my experiences and education into vibrant, captivating works to intrigue and educate others.
I have been “growing” my collection of works since 2016 and am engaged daily with local farmers, drawing inspiration from stories, and experiences.
I seek to inspire a regard towards the unknown; to grow a curiosity about the world around us using vibrant color, and a modern twist on traditional themes.
For up to date information, giveaways and events please follow me on Facebook and Instagram!
All art featured on the site is available for Purchase or in Prints!
Please contact me for a custom print of your preferred piece!
All Prints are high quality Giclee prints, available on artist quality paper or canvas.