"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."
~ Pablo Picasso
Hi! I am an artist, illustrator, designer, and doodler.
I love to make art and find my greatest inspiration in the people, places, and things around me. I lived in NYC for many years, and now live in Washington, DC, and draw great inspiration from city life, but I also grew up in the woods of Arkansas, and nature soothes my soul and is always critical to my energy and focus. Lately I've been making lots of landscapes and plant drawings, largely motivated by my travels to places like Iceland, Hawaii, Spain, and Scotland. I also like painting portraits of people - usually painting modern versions of old family photos, and creating "portraits" of everyday objects and beautiful animals, trying to capture their simple beauty and quirky personalities, while evoking a sense of nostalgia to childhood and adolescence. Besides this, I love making pet portraits and personalized maps!
I have a B.F.A. in Art from Yale University, a Masters in Urban Planning from Hunter College, and am currently pursuing my PhD in Sociology at the University of Maryland.
Please be in touch!
(Also, this photo was taken by my husband when we were in Seville, Spain for our honeymoon!)