Studies and Travel
I was born in Lexington, Kentucky and have lived here my entire life. I ventured down the road to Transylvania University and graduated in 2012 with a major in Education and Studio Art. My junior year of college I embarked on a semester of studying and traveling in Florence, Italy. My artwork flourished there and I really began developing my painting and photography skills. My love of travel also became a huge part of my life, and I am constantly whisking off on another adventure any chance I get. My husband and I love using our summers for backpacking and seeing the world!
A Little bit of Life
I was an elementary art teacher for 6 years, at the same time I was starting up my art career and event venue at The Barn at Springhouse. Everything grew very quickly, and I just recently quit teaching to pursue my passion of art and events! In college, I knew I wanted to be an artist, but didn’t think I would be able to support myself on solely that— fast foward several years and here I am! I am so thankful for this journey!
On the weekends you can find me out and about in Lexington with my husband, John, and our golden retriever, Bulleit.. unless we are traveling, of course!
I draw my inspiration from the world around me and I love showing the beauty of Kentucky and places from our travels. I paint many vibrant Kentucky scenes, animals, homes, flowers and abstracts in a mixture of realism and impressionism. My favorite media is acrylic, but I have recently started painting commissions in watercolor and dabbling in oil for some of my abstracts. I am constantly drawn to bright and vibrant color palettes and my love for the equestrian way of life. I love using thick texture to show movement, combined with quick marks made by sennelier oil pastels.