Always fascinated by art class while in grade school—exploring new mediums, techniques, and the smell of art supplies when I walked through that classroom door—I realized I wanted to pursue my love for art. I am mostly self-taught and have learned through trial and error, always trying new things, and by refusing to ever give up.
I was diagnosed with MS in 2005, and found that painting was a great way to express and release emotion, as well as gain energy from the joy I get from creating art.
I have painted commissioned pieces, interior wall murals, experimented with llinolium block printing, and even illustrated a children’s book, but putting on some great music and painting whatever moves me in the moment, is my absolute favorite. My most recent work has been focused on trees and abstract art, using acrylic paint on canvas with palette knives.
I live in Durham, NC, with my husband, two kids, and two crazy boxers. I earned my BS in Interior Architecture & Design from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and worked as an interior designer for a couple of years before making the career change to graphic design. I have been working full-time as a graphic designer since 2000.