Brushed with a love for all things creative, I grew up in Columbus, GA. After my 3rd grade teacher pulled me aside for writing "too small" (I had just made tiny handwriting the classroom trend), I probably should have known I would be an artist of some sort, but it took me about a decade after that day to finally pick up the paintbrush.
I first discovered my love for painting when I attempted a floral still life as a Mother's Day gift in 2012 after two friends kindly gave me an old box of paints they didn't want. I honestly haven't been able to put down the paint brush since---there's something about art that brings out my happiest, brightest self.
STARTING A BUSINESS
I started selling my work in May 2013 following my college graduation. At the time, I didn't know what I was going to do with my life, so let's just say I'm very thankful that my art business turned out to be more successful than my post-grad job hunt. It started with just a few art prints on Etsy, and has slowly evolved into a colorful & happy brand that has been seen in Glamour, Domino, Redbook, People, and more.
I'm currently based in Charlotte, NC. While I don't have an open studio at this time, you follow me on instagram here to stay posted on the latest events and happenings in the area.
A BRIGHTLY DECORATED LIFE
Led by the mantra "painting is a celebration of life" I seek to create stylish art that's uplifting & bright. My happy palette finds inspiration in the myriad of colors and patterns within the everyday. I'm primarily influenced by the impressionists and abstract expressionists in my exploration of how color and brushstroke can be utilized to evoke emotion. My favorite artists to study are Rothko, Seurat, De Kooning, and (of course) Monet. Picasso said that "inspiration exists, but it has to find you working," &, thanks to countless hours spent with a paintbrush in hand, art's taught me to appreciate the little things in life. Through this colorfully inspired lens, I seek to transform what some see as mundane into moments of celebration & joy.