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 are both in education and use 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 business at The Barn at Springhouse. Everything grew very quickly, and I just recently quit teaching to purse 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 in my little house with my husband, John, and golden retriever, Bulleit.. unless we are traveling, of course!
I draw my inspiration from the world around me and 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.