bio

 

Exhibitions

b. Bowling Green, Kentucky

 

2018 Horizon: Contemporary Landscapes, Community Arts Center, Danville, KY
2018   July featured Artist Outdoor Classic Structures, Franklin Art Scene, TN
2018   May Featured Artist, Frothy Monkey, Franklin, TN
2018   Group exhibit, domestic environment, Nashville, TN
2017   Art Comes Alive, Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH
2016   Horizon: Contemporary Landscapes, Community Arts Center, Danville, KY

 

collections
Works held in private collections throughout the United States


education

2014 American Montessori Society 3-6 certification
2012 Belmont University, Bachelor of Arts in English, Elementary Education, and Painting


process

I work on multiple pieces at once, usually from the same palette, and in this way, I am able to pause and respond in between layers. The process is akin to the way relationships develop and deepen over time and exposure. As I add to a piece, I am both pushing into it and helping it to balance. I keep in-process works on display in my home, so through observation I can decide what needs to happen next.

I spend time with my practice each day, working in chunks of uninterrupted time. Some days I put in long hours while others include more time for recharging activities—hiking, reading, visiting galleries and museums, baking, dancing, and gardening.

Inspiration for my work comes from a fascination of human behavior, neurological processes, and the natural world.

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statement

As both a highly-sensitive and sensory-seeking person, navigating life can sometimes feel like driving with one foot on the gas and the other foot on the brake. I have strong moods, whims, and appetites and am deeply impacted by my environment. Creating art is an essential piece of my self-care, giving me the space to explore my sensory needs and process each day's stimulation.

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When I paint in the abstract, the process is intuitive, physical, wildly expressive, and cathartic.
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