Living in the countryside has always compelled me to explore the connection that nature holds to happiness and perceptions of beauty.
In my paintings, I am dedicated to capturing the excitement of seeing something for the first time. Inspired by my travels and the local swamp-like landscape: the intricacies of the flora and fungi in relation to the sky capture my particular interest.
Central to my work is to convey a unique sense of mood by illustrating the ebb and flow of seasons and time of day through bold color schemes and expressive marks.
I was born in South Bridge Massachusetts, grew up in a quaint new England town complete with stonewall lined pastures and harsh winters, spent my teen years on a 87 acre farm full of rolling hills in Upstate New York. I then moved to the semi tropical growing city of Greenville, South Carolina while traveling back in forth to Marion, IN for collage. Where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Illustration from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2016.
The way that I have developed my style has evolved over the years, ten years since I’ve started painting in Acrylic, back when I was living in New York! After taking to heart my study in Illustration and an Art Survey of the Impressionist class I developed an emotive way of establishing a painting, pulling from my connection with the landscape to establish an impressive sense of mood.