I graduated from Herron School of Art and Design with degrees in Drawing, Art Education, and a minor in Art History in 2011. I teach art by day at Greenfield-Central High School and paint by night.
My work mostly consist of acrylic paintings on canvas, although I also create installations. My paintings start by being carefully planned in Photoshop. Once I have a composition that I am excited to paint, I grid the image and build a canvas to scale. Slowly, I paint the image onto a gridded canvas. I like to hide my mark making; viewers often wonder if the canvas is a digital print.
My installations are created with the paint leftover at the end of each painting session. I hate to waste it so I create a method of recycling it that builds slowly over time.
I am also fascinated by the process of transformation. I like to take images of my paintings periodically and put them together on a slide show. At the bottom of each artworks page on this website you will find a slideshow of the painting or installations creation.
I am really interested in historical artwork, architecture, and feminism so they tend to end up in my work.
Feel free to contact me for a commission piece. If you have a photo or idea you would like to start with, I would be happy to paint it.