I have been passionately creating art my entire life. I grew up on a small farm in Western NC without television or internet, and when I wasn't outside exploring, drawing was my outlet. As a professional though, my artistic career began as a ballet dancer. I began dancing in high school, and due to the short physical shelf-life of ballet I paused my interests in visual art to pursue a career in dance. I focused on dancing for six years until an unfortunate injury led to complications that ended my career. When I stopped dancing, I returned to my first love of visual art for a creative release. I experimented with every medium, and fell in love with colored pencil. There is a fascinating similarity between the technical precision of colored pencils and ballet that resonated with me deeply.
I am inspired by beauty, and have found it in a variety of subjects like ballet, historic cities, and nature. Any subject can translate visually with colored pencils, and I love challenging myself with each new series to push the boundaries of what is possible with this medium.
Currently I live in downtown Raleigh, NC, with my husband and two dogs. You can see my work in person at my studio inside 311 Art Gallery. You can get to know more about me by joining my email list and following my social media.
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