Hi. I'm a nonrepresentational painter working in mixed media. I create minimalist visuals for those who want to view art in order to feel present within themselves, to feel spaciousness and connection. My own journey is a tale of nonconformity sprouting from my parents' stories that they shared with me as a kid. Stories of their travels, the people they met, and the decisions they made. I needed to understand different cultures away from the mountains of North Carolina where I grew up. So from earning a degree in Mandarin Chinese to holding office jobs to embracing my synesthesia to doing the internal work of facing my personal shadows, I realized that my art was quietly evolving with me, refining itself into simpler yet bolder expressions.
In my younger days I used to cathartically blow up on a canvas with no higher purpose. As I've grown I now rest in stillness, trust the visuals that come to me, and put them to a surface. My work is for those who want to view something that transports them to a place of awareness. Because there's nothing like waking up from the compulsive stress of societal obligation in order to finally honor our own needs. It's how we reconnect within ourselves that brings clarity and worth to our days and nights.
I enjoy meeting new people and learning---always learning---from others. May my work connect me to you one day!