About the Artist

I paint different things and people, but many times, I end up painting women or children caught in dreamlike moments. Once a daydreaming girl and now mom to a whimsical daughter, I see myself reflected in her faraway moments (and in the subjects I subconsciously pick!) I like to think I am representing introspection more than isolation. We all need time to think, to observe, to pull away from the crazy of life and process what it happening. These are the people that show up in my paintings. And this is the experience I want to create for those viewing my artwork. I want people to accept the invitation to experience the wonder and whimsy that a child does, or to experience that feeling of far-and-away as they view a daydreaming subject. I also hope people will see the same beauty that I see in my subjects, will feel the soul behind the face, and will sense the incredible value that I believe is intrinsic to every human being. Soli Deo Gloria.

Selected Shows, Awards, and Publications

2020  Women of Resilience National Exhibition, Massillon, OH
2020  Painting Demonstration for GEAG, Belleville, IL
2019  Second Place (2D work), SAAG National Show, GA
2019  Award of Excellence, Edwardsville Art Fair, IL
2019  Featured Gallery Artist, Edwardsville Art Center, IL
2019  “EAC Art Alive,” Wildey Theatre, IL
2019  “Attention to Detail,” Art Saint Louis, MO
2010-2019  Oil Painters of America (OPA) member
2012-2019 Regular exhibitor at Hildt Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014  OPA National Exhibition, Bennington Center for the Arts, VT
2012  Portraiture Award of Excellence, OPA Natl Exhibition
2012  OPA National Exhibition, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, CO
2012  Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, TX
2011  OPA National Exhibition, Devin Galleries, ID
2011  Allied Artists of America Natl Exhibition, The National Arts Club, NYC
2011  Strokes of Genius 3: The Best of Drawing
2010  OPA Eastern Regional Show, Walls Fine Art Gallery, NC
2010  Finalist, American Artist Drawing Cover Competition
2010  Laumeister Competition, Bennington Center for the Arts, VT
2010  Honorable Mention, Utrecht Annual Competition
2010  Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, TX
2009  Big Works Show, The Von Braun Civic Center, AL
2009  First Place in Drawing, Annual Army Arts Contest: National Level, Washington D.C.
2009  Master of Fine Arts, Pensacola Christian College, FL
2008  “Art of the Sketch,” Roundhouse Gallery, CO
2007  13th Annual Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction, CO
2006  Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts, Pensacola Christian College, FL