I grew up in Southern Kentucky playing in the woods and farmland that surrounded our home. When I wasn’t outside, I was receiving supplementary arts education through the Gifted & Talented program at school, lost in a book, or making up dances with friends.
I relocated to Nashville in 2008 to study English, Education, and Painting at Belmont University, and upon graduating, I led a Montessori classroom while also pursuing art 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.
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 my day-to-day, time in nature, and the work of Helen Frankenthaler, Laura Aguilar, Edward Weston, Camille Javal, Iringo Demeter, and Jonathan Kent Adams.