Though I've been a city-dweller for many years now, the seeds for what inspires me were first planted in woods, fields, and mountains of Virginia, where I grew up. My mom is an artist and native plant expert, and got me started experimenting in different media from a young age. As a young adult I moved to Baltimore, where I settled for about a decade. I found that the city had its own share of natural beauty within and surrounding it. In Baltimore I also found a community of inspiring artists and teachers, including those I met while living in the artist collective Pepto Palace for five years, and while studying art and design at Towson University. In May 2021, I moved my life to Oslo, Norway. This is an entirely different kind of city, and one I am excited to get to know.
I have enjoyed working in many different mediums as a designer and a teacher. These days, my media of choice are oil painting and ceramics. My work allows me to combine my interest in science and ecology with my desire to study complex natural forms and textures.