I am an artist, a wife, a mother, and a daughter.
I have always held a passion for art and creativity.
I have a Bachelor's in Fine Art with a concentration on Painting and Drawing with a minor in Art History from the University of Tennessee. Upon completing my degree, I married my High School sweetheart, and I was soon swept away into the Army lifestyle moving all over the world. After taking some time off from creating paintings to raise my daughters, I have recently started to work on my artistic career. I feel as though this is one of the best times in my life to paint, when I have so many experiences which can be relatable to others.
I am inspired by the feminine experience and depictions of women in American society. I use my art to explore themes of identity, sexuality, love, loss, vulnerability, and grief. I want my paintings to invite viewers to linger longer and to challenge traditional notions of beauty and femininity within our social construct. I enjoy using collages and mixed media elements in my work and often reference advertisements from different eras in American culture.
I do not shy away from taking risks with my paintings through the use of bold colors, expressive brushstrokes, excessive layering, and some unconventional elements to create paintings that are both sensual and visceral. I aspire for my paintings to capture the complex and multifaceted nature of womanhood combined with a sense of oversaturation and stimulation of exceeding expectations imposed upon women every day in American society.