Self taught artist. I work with mixed media on canvas, wood, cardboard, and other surfaces. My journey into art began in 2015 and has consumed my life ever since. What started as something I wanted to try just to see if I could do it, turned into a career choice. At the time, I was working a part time job and doing my art on the side and I had not sold any of my work so far. I was lucky enough to get a gig for a mural at a local retirement home doing a "family tree" in their lobby for the residents. My boss wouldn't give me the time off to do it, so I decided to quit instead. I was extremely nervous about the mural, but it turned out great and I got paid more than I would have made at my job. The next week I sold a couple of my paintings and got accepted into a local gallery to show the work I had done so far. I never looked back....
Becoming an artist was very natural to me. I've always had an "outside of the box" outlook on life and I am drawn to art, pun intended, of all kinds. I just never thought I would be doing it myself, but that's the beauty of life. I started out doing sketches and drawings, but soon got bored and ventured into painting because of the vivid colors and interesting textures in abstract art and have progressed from there. Honestly, the only thing I would change is to have gotten started sooner. The encouragement and support I have gotten from friends, family, and strangers has been nothing short of amazing and has made all the difference in my motivation to pursue my passion.
2015- "Family Tree" mural at Belvedere Community Living, Fort Walton Beach, FL
2015- Joined HH Arts Gallery via Helen Harris (owner), Fort Walton Beach, FL
2016- "New Artist" feature/presentation for Art & Design Society, Fort Walton Beach, FL
2016- "Be The Change" mural HH Arts
2016- April "Artist Of The Month" display/reception at HH Arts
2016- "Art Walk" shows downtown Fort Walton Beach, May-Sep.
2016- Fort Walton Beach Public Library display, July-Sep.
2016- ADSO Kids Art Camp volunteer instructor, Fort Walton Beach, FL
2016- "Artists On Tap" Exhibit, Capital City Club, Montgomery, AL (voted top 12)
2017- Featured in ArtSeen Magazine via Facebook, Kansas City, MO
2017- Expose Art House "Local Artists" Show, Montgomery, AL
2017- September display at Capital City Club, Montgomery AL
2017- "Against The Grain" Art & Music Show, Wetumpka, AL
2017- Pop-up Show in The Alley, Montgomery, AL
2017- "Art In The Dark", The Sanctuary, Montgomery, AL
2017- "Manifestation of Duality" Solo Show, KRU, Montgomery, AL
2017- KRESS Building Holiday Market- Montgomery, AL
2018- Member of 21 Dreams Arts&Culture Collective Montgomery, AL
2018- Accepted into Gallery 905 in Selma, AL