Growing up in Clifton Virginia, my house surrounded by woods with a stream and a large back yard, I experienced nature from a young age and it sparked my interest in biology and animals. I always enjoyed drawing the animals in my life and decided to go to school at University of Mary Washington for art to expand my knowledge and experiment with different mediums.
I work in a number of different mediums, printmaking, ceramics, and painting being my favorites. I find each material has its own benefits and drawbacks and I love to challenge myself to try something new.
I have a deep appreciation for the beauty of all living things and it is the basis for my work. I am influenced by the symbolism that animals serve in different cultures, the representational qualities of totem animals, and the influence of animal and human behaviors on one another. I aim to portray the personality of animals, and depict human emotions through the lens of non-human subjects.