Born in rural Kentucky in the early 1980s, I began my career as an artist inspired by the colors and images that surrounded me on my family’s farm. Shaped by the abundant creativity of play, an encouraging family, and teachers who sought out opportunities to share what they had, I studied drawing and painting at Centre College and went on to obtain a B.S. in Studio Arts at Campbellsville University, with a focus in photography. In the years following, I worked both as a wedding and portrait photographer, while also creating mixed media art exhibited in art festivals and local shows.
After moving to Nashville, Tennessee, in 2007, I continued to speak and exhibit occasionally, but have only recently returned to painting. Working primarily with acrylic on canvas, I’m currently developing a body of nonrepresentational explorations of light, space, and movement full of bright, vibrant colors.
For me, the work is not just about the art itself. It’s about the brave act of creativity. It’s my goal to embrace childlike play and capture the peace and joy seated within my core. It’s my hope that each bold act of creativity invites those who encounter my work to discover and explore the inherent creativity within themselves. Will you join me in this pursuit of life-giving, courageous, wholehearted creativity?