I am a self-taught artist/painter. I started painting in my late twenties in Nashville. The first painting i ever made was of a naked woman, i only used blue and white.
I just started painting more and more and got some lovely reactions from the people around me which encouraged me to expose and sell my work. My work and style developed, I started painting my -then little- nieces a lot. This led to painting more and more kids in fantastical dreamscapes. Children’s books are a very natural fit for my work and I have published several. These days when i paint children I feel they are a representation of our own inner child.
My hope is that the paintings and imagery invoke a sense of wonder and beauty. A safe space in the (inner) world to come home to and feel connected.
When I moved to NYC painting became my main work as i started selling my work on the streets and in the markets. I have continued to do this for 12 years participating in big market events, like the Union Square holiday market. I also create animations from my paintings.
I now live upstate NY with my family and continue to create daily.
Browse her art here.