Bring Wild Back Into Your Home
I do not just create "art" I make visual stories and concepts come to life.
I want to be able to show the story behind the work. You may see something different, but that is what drives my focus and detail.
I have a creative mind. Once I hear a concept, my brain starts spouting ideas, images, and rough designs sketches.
I work hard to create a life work balance. Experiencing the world fuels my art so I try to connect with different people, cultures, ideas, as much as I can. I try to get out of my comfort zone to think of new horizons and ways to grow and learn.
I spend many hours a day creating, and at times I need a break. Doing something completely different, or just hanging out with friends re-energizes me for my next exciting project!
Abstract paintings are created using brilliant watercolors as a base. I then layer the colors, etching into the paper for detail and building texture. The Illustration is drawn over the painting with graphite for extensive detail, shading, and perspective. Additional layers of color with copic, gel pen, and/or ink are added to highlight specific animal and environmental characteristics. The animal has Tiny people hidden for scale, interest, and as a metaphor to help humans keep the animal on the planet.
The artwork is mounted to wooden panel and sealed with archival spray, and several layers of museum quality encaustics.
The "open" nature of the end product allows the viewer to get up close to the image, and hopefully allowing for complete emergence into what the piece has to offer!
I have freckles and my artwork styles jump around; some edgy, some splattered, some dotted, and some connected. Freckled Illustrations is what I do!
As I personally experience anxiety, I decided to depict, through my art, what that means to me. My images were drawn as various "creatures" as a way to express the pain. I continued to think beyond my personal experience, creating a series of what I imagined what people may be going through. I put these images together in a poster, called "Time to Talk." I hope this effort lessens the stigma of these illnesses creates a space where meaningful conversation can take place.
As a nice break for light and fun art, I also draw whimsical illustrations of all things furry. I use my lines with shading to detail a cute, and dramatic poses showing humorous action and emotion on a smaller scale.
I do this when I need a break from a more complicated series that I am working on.
If you find yourself laughing, rolling your eyes at these small mini works, then I have achieved a goal of reaching not just myself but others in my fun narrative.
I do many art fairs throughout the year, but mainly in the Spring and Fall. I love getting to meet people that enjoy my work and message in person. It feels gratifying to explain my thought process behind a piece and have it understood my a viewer.
Although I feel a tinge of sadness when I an art piece leaves me, I am also more than thrilled for it to find a new home!
Teaching the beginning phases of the "Tiny People And The Giants" series.
It is great for any level, kids to adults.
Contact me for more info.
Graduate Webster University; Fine Arts Illustration- 2016
St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles Magazine - 2022
St. Louis Post Dispatch - 2022
Best Of Show - Soulard Art Gallery "Would You Love Me As A Pet"
Evanston - Chicago 2022
Glen Co - Chicago 2022
4 Street Fest - Bloomington Indiana 2022
Edwardsville - Illinois 2022
Shaw - St. Louis 2021
ArtFest Walnut Street- Springfield MO 2022
Best Of Show - Art Fair And Wine Fest - Washington Mo 2021 - 2022
Curations Columbia Missouri - Solo Show 2022
Clayton Art Fair - 2018