Artist Statement

I paint to explore dynamic environments: the physical, relational, emotional, mental, and spiritual spaces that shape us individually and collectively. My interest in these environments developed as a by-product of my background in education and my own mental health journey. I’m drawn to understand and reimagine ways these environments can support myself and others growing toward greater self-connection, emotional intelligence, and delight. 

With the concept of dynamic environments as my foundation, I allow my natural curiosity to take precedent over past work, exploring a variety of subject matter—abstract and figurative work alike—which allows me to explore dynamic environments from multiple vantage points. My palette remains a common thread throughout -- colors I trace back to formative memories spent outside in nature. These colors feel like a spiritual experience and link my deeply human subject matter to a broader perspective -- Earth's own cycles of destruction and rebirth. 

Across subjects, I utilize expressionist principles that embody the tenets of a more nurturing world: delight over shame, curiosity over control, and the present moment over past concerns. I work with fast-drying materials like acrylic paint and pastels which tether me to the present moment and allow for intuitive layering and spontaneous results to emerge. Throughout every iteration of the process, I search for truth and wholeness.

interviews & press

Dancing Girl Press, Vertebrae, poetry chapbook, 2019

Versify #31: Before Bukowski, 2019

Rebelle Society, Blueprint of a Buried Voice, 2018

Hobart, Murmuration 2017

Rockvale Review, three poems 2017

Ekphrastic Poetry Project, What if the Children are Not Spoiled 2017

Nashville Review, two poems 2015


2014, Montessori Educational Institute of North America, Jackson, TN

2012, B.A. in English, Elementary Education and Painting from Belmont University, Nashville, TN


2020, Stay Home, Paris, TN

2019, Rockvale Writers’ Colony, Rockvale, TN


2022, Holiday Salon, Galerie Tangerine, Nashville, TN

2021, She is, Nashville, TN

2021, She is, Richmond, VA

2019, Skyn, Nashville, TN

2019, AWAKE: Rooted in Change, Nashville, TN

2019, Art Comes Alive, Cincinnati, OH

2018, Essence of Form, St. Louis, MO

2018, Horizon: Contemporary Landscapes, Danville, KY

2016, Art Comes Alive, purchase award, Cincinnati, OH

2016, Horizon: Contemporary Landscapes, Danville, KY

group exhibitions

2019-2020, Body as Landscape, 21c Museum Hotel, Elevate artist, Nashville, TN

2018, Cognitive Landscapes, Franklin, TN

solo exhibitions


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