Is an artist and creative professional
in San Diego
As the granddaughter of a painter, niece of a painter, and great niece of a sculptor, it goes without saying the artistic gene runs in the family. I started drawing and acrylic painting at age six at the local art institute in Annapolis, MD; my parents quickly took note of my elevated aptitude (yes that heinous polar bear painting is still hanging in their house).
Fast forward to high school and sure enough I was the first student from my high school to score a 5 on their AP Art portfolio. I began narrowing in on oils during college, experimenting with vivid brush strokes and intense color. Art then took a back seat for a while as I gathered my bearings as a freshly independent, bill-paying working gal.
After moving to San Diego in 2017, I dusted off the paint brushes two years later and enrolled in classes at the San Diego Art Academy. I transitioned to Art on 30th to utilize their co-working space in 2020. The universe kept throwing me signals art was worth my time and pursuing on a deeper level, so I subletted a private studio at Art on 30th before moving into my very own (studio 1, swing by)!
Over the years, doing master studies of the greats has been the springboard to cultivating my own unique, distinguishable style. My paintings are characterized by confident brush strokes and vibrant color. My “naturescapes” portray my infatuation with the colors and textures of our natural world, while my portraiture conveys the unique essence of my subjects. My intimate experiences with the outdoors inform my art, which in turn manipulate the way I see our precious, delicate world.
My greatest pleasure is to see those who gaze upon my art react with awe and mesmerism. By reading this you are part of my journey and accountability as I take my art from dedicated hobby to full-blown business. A recent lay-off (thanks COVID) from my employer was the catalyst I needed in order to make this next, major (did I say scary?) life transition.
People don’t just wake up one day and decide, “I’m going to be an artist;” artistic creativity is a passion with which one is born. I truly believe it is my calling to create and maximize this gift to the fullest potential the universe will grant me.
When I’m not painting, I can be found chasing waves, exploring every nook and cranny of our park system, slinging iron at CrossFit, and munching on Cheetos puffs.
"Mighty Gorilla" 11'x15' Mural, Mighty CrossFit, Point Loma
"Anguilla Patio" 16"x12" Acrylic on Canvas