Instead of the traditional artist statement/bio I’ve made a little timeline and included links to interviews. Enjoy!
- 2010: BFA from UCO, printmaking emphasis.
- 2011: Interned at OVAC, learned behind the scenes of non profit arts. Joined local women’s art organization FRINGE, started group showing & formed lasting relationships with other women artists.
- 2012 & 13: OVAC workshop committee. Started obsession with color. Made switch to large scale abstract painting. For more in depth explanation of this see my blog post or the article & podcast links at the bottom of this page.
- 2014: Professional Basics Grant from OVAC funded frames & larger scale work. Served as FRINGE historian.
- 2015 & 16: First solo exhibition! Started commissions. Helped with FRINGE social media.
- 2017: Quit my day job! Built website, fell in love with custom art, learned new techniques with new materials to create functional art. Rediscovered love for writing through FRINGE marketing.
- 2018: Currently being authentic. I have a passion for creating custom affordable art. I believe in making fine art accessible & incorporating it into everyday life. I continue to show my work in gallery settings, but I’m leaning toward more non-traditional spaces. I want the person in the coffee shop, restaurant or office to see my work (& prices) and know that art is not out of reach. Whether it’s a piece on the wall, something you set your drink or snacks on, or something you wear around your neck, I want you to feel like making art a part of your life is easy. I live for custom commissions! There are no stupid questions or requests, so please ask away.