Bio

I am a visual artist specializing in abstracts and still life paintings. I fell in love with painting in 2009 via a step-by-step watercolor book. Since then, my style has evolved tremendously.

I live with depression and anxiety and I’ve found painting to be a great relief. Painting is invigorating, gives me an extra layer of purpose in life, and allows me to experience the healing nature of art.

When I first began painting, I mostly created nonobjective abstract art, but after taking a still life painting class, I found the class informed my abstract work. Still life painting allows me to take control of the entire creative process, everything from the objects and their positioning to the lighting and backgrounds. Abstract work allows me to unleash my emotions onto the canvas. In a way, I see abstract and still life to be on opposite poles. I also never plan my abstract pieces, but instead rely on spontaneity and intuition; my abstract work comes from within.

I reside in Evansville, Indiana with my husband and daughter. I received a Bachelor of Science from Murray State University.

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