I grew up in Southern Kentucky playing in the woods and farmland that surrounded our home. When I wasn’t outside, I was in arts classes, reading, or visiting history and science museums with my grandfathers, both of whom were deeply engaged in my development — one a retired draftsman and celebrated artist and the other a reformed missionary and archeologist.
My study of the humanities in college and my experience as a Montessori teacher have taught me the importance of not only our physical environments but also our emotional and relational environments.
For five years after college, I led a Montessori classroom while also pursuing art and writing on the side. Eventually, “doing it all” caught up to me, and I found myself hurtling toward burn-out. I realized I needed to get clear on my priorities — what would life look like if I only pursued what brought me joy?
I am living my answer.
I am passionate about creating and sharing art and artful experiences that bring us closer to the physical, emotional, and relational environments that support the best versions of ourselves.
I explore issues of self-acceptance, body positivity, and emotional intelligence in my work. I draw inspiration from interactions in my day-to-day, time in nature, and lately, I have been inspired by the work of Helen Frankenthaler, Laura Aguilar, Ed Weston, Camille Javal, Dorielle Caimi, Iringo Demeter, and Jonathan Kent Adams.