I was born and raised in Hot Springs, AR. The waters of Lake Hamilton and Lake Ouachita along with the woods of the surrounding National Forest were ever present in the beginning of my life. I spent a lot of time on the water and in the outdoors. To this day, nature remains a constant in my life as a form of inspiration for my artwork and spiritual wellbeing. The flow of the water and the grounding of the trees give me fluidity and strength.
When it was time for University, I moved to Fayetteville where I followed my passion for art into receiving a Bachelor of Interior Design / Art Minor from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Then my life made another change and after graduation I moved overseas where I lived for almost 2 decades throughout 7 different countries in South East Asia and the Middle East until I came back home to my roots here in Arkansas about 2 years ago. This frequent movement opened my many new opportunities as I began to learn about different ways of life and different energies that surround us. Along the way, I began topractice yoga, study Qi Gong and become a Reiki practitioner.
Working with Energy had a direct effect on the artwork that I was doing at that time, and I could feel a very real and tangible link between the two. Each one feeding off of and into the other, which I still feel to this day. Along the way, I had the opportunity to study oil painting and watercolor as well as drawing with local artist and institutions in the various countries. I was also able to feel energy in different ways, which I have tried to capture on paper with my Energy Series.. My Reiki and Qi Gong teachers taught me how to let Universal Energy flow through me and out through my hands. I am thankful for all of the opportunities that I have along the way and thankful now that I am given the time and the space to allow my experiences to manifest into artwork on paper and canvas.
Currently, I am focusing on watercolors and the experiences of fluidity and flow that this medium allows. The color and pigment, and water mixing, assimilating and running along the paper, bringing a certain feeling into a visual experience.
I thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I hope that in some small way the energy that I have tried to capture on paper will create an energetic flow within your selves and your own life.