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 majored 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 am an Elementary Art Teacher by day and an artist, wedding planner, modern calligraphist and a homemaker by night. I find it hard to sit still, and am constantly finding projects and new ideas I want to do. I find it hard to commit to one thing, and therefore am torn in all different creative directions. I am starting to really find my niche in painting and can't wait to show you all all of the ideas I have up in my head, that I am finally finding time to put down on canvas!
On the weekends you can find me in my little house with my husband, John and golden retriever, Bulleit!
I draw my inspiration from the world around me and my love of the masters and their use of color. Being an art teacher, I am constantly showing my students Monet and Van Gogh's use of color and texture, which has influenced my own work so much. I paint many vibrant Kentucky scenes, animals, homes, 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.