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WHERE I STARTED, AND HOW MY WORK HAS CHANGED

Following my career as a dancer, I've been working as a professional artist since 2018 and have been avidly creating art since my early childhood. When I set out to become a professional I chose to work primarily with colored pencil, focusing on hyper-realism. I wanted a challenge, and colored pencil seemed to be the most difficult medium I could find. I thought if I could master that, I'd be able to do anything else I wanted. 

I won't proclaim myself a master now, but after a few years I did finally arrive at a place where I was no longer feeling challenged. I'm very proud of my colored pencil works, and they very accurately depict who I was at the time I was creating them: orderly, precise, impressive, detail-oriented, and honestly a bit of a control freak. However, the process of becoming a full time artist has made me evolve quite a bit the last few years, and I wanted to start making work that focused more on feeling than accuracy, and that more currently represented my own voice, experiences, and personality. I've not abandoned the ability to be detailed and precise, but I'm much more spontaneous, free-flowing, and colorful nowadays. To do this, I've transitioned my primary medium to painting with acrylics and incorporating collage and other mixed media. 

WHERE I AM NOW

I live and work in Raleigh, NC with my husband and two dogs. My studio is located at Artspace, a non-profit art center that houses 35+ artists and multiple exhibition spaces. Our doors are open to the public, so you are welcome to come meet me in person and get an inside look at my process if you're in the area.

I primarily sell work right here on my website, but in addition to my own open studio events I occasionally exhibit at art fairs and galleries. The best way to keep up with where I'll be is by joining my monthly email list!  

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Publications that have featured my work:

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RESIDENT ARTIST

Artspace . June 2021-present

311 Gallery . May 2020-June 2021

EXHIBITION HISTORY

Group Show . Green Hill Winter Show . December 2020 - January 2021

Group Show . North Ridge Country Club Annual Juried Art Exhibition . February 2020

Solo Show . North Ridge Country Club Gallery Hall . February 2020

Solo Show . Gallery C . December 2019

Group Show . Fine Arts League of Cary . May/June 2019

Solo Show . The Art of Style . May 2019

Group Show . North Ridge Country Club Annual Juried Art Exhibition . March 2019

Group Show . Visual Art Exchange Annual Gala . February 2019

Solo Show . Wake County Express Library . January/February 2019

Solo Show . North Ridge Country Club Gallery Hall . November/December 2018

 

Group Show . Work of Heart Auction CAM Raleigh . September 2018

 

Group Show . North Ridge Country Club Annual Juried Art Exhibition . March 2018