I am the mother of two young children and the bearer of endless cups of lukewarm coffee. I am a sucker for rescue animals. I own more books than I could ever read. My home is always chaos, bright and loud.
Oil painting is my first and greatest love. We met when I was very young and needed a friend. Until recently our relationship has been rather casual. My formal education is in English and History. I graduated from The University of Central Florida in 2005 and worked various desk and retail jobs before moving to Asheville in 2008. In 2014 I left my job to stay at home with my first child and it was then that I began to paint seriously, perhaps obsessively. One day, someone wanted to buy one of my paintings. I thought, “well, why not?” And that was how I started down the road to becoming a professional artist.
I am always experimenting and refining my style through playful explorations of texture, light, color, and movement. My subjects are sometimes cutesy, sometimes whimsical, sometimes surreal, and quite often furry. I like telling stories. I try to paint dreams. I hope my paintings warm you down to your very cockles, or at least make you smile, as the word cockles makes me smile--because it is very silly.