I don't want paint only what I see around me, but paint it in a way that I want to see it, as a response to a world filled with amazing things I see every day. I like to paint realism, but strive to keep it loose with bold brushstrokes and vibrant colors.
I was born in Chicago into a large creative family. I have been drawing horses since I was 4 years old, and even then knew I wanted to be an artist. As far back as I can remember, I have been sketching and painting and looking at the world with an artist's eye. I attended the American Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago when I was 11 years old. I graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, having doubled majored in graphic design and printmaking.
Painting accepted in the American Academy of Equine Art Fall Exhibition 2001 and 2005, International Museum of the Horse, Kentucky Horse Park.
Painting received 3rd place at the Artists of Northwest Arkansas Fall Exhibition 2004.
One person show at Studio 3 Gallery in Tulsa 2005.
Painting exhibited in the Fall 2007 Oklahoma Watercolor Society Show.
Painting included in the American Art in Miniature Show 2008 at Gilcrease Museum.
One person show at the Palace Cafe September 2009 through August 2011.
2 paintings accepted into the Tulsa International Mayfest Invitational Gallery 2005-2018, including BEST IN SHOW 2006.
Included in Woolaroc's Cow Thieves and Outlaws Reunion, 2016, 2017, 2018.
Piece accepted into the WAOW 46th National Exhibition 2016.
Painting received 2nd place the WAOW 46th National Exhibition 2017.
Painting received the Southwest Art Magazine Award of Excellence the WAOW 47th National Exhibition 2018.
Member of Women Artists of the West, American Woman Artists and American Plains Artists.