I like to describe myself as a colorist who creates a unique expression of myself through my art. I enjoy embracing color and texture and taking the viewer to another place, at times taking risks with emotion and working it into finished canvas.
I was born in Laurel, Mississippi and moved to California when I was five. I started painting at a young age, with supportive parents and a very influential grandmother. I came from a creative and talented family. It gave me the creative foundation which is an important ingredient to my being and my art.
After completing an AA in Fine Arts at the Collage of Marin, I attended & graduated from California College or Arts & Crafts with a BFA in Interior Architecture. Encouraged by family and friends to pursue my love for art, I continued to paint along side my design work. I discovered painting to be more gratifying and spent several years creating custom murals and mixed media on canvas. I am also, a mother of a very charming three year old boy, and wife to an incredibly supportive husband. A couple years after the birth of my son, I passionately returned to painting solely on canvas. It allows me to be the best me.
I have found my artist home at the North Bay Artworks in Novato, where I have a studio space amongst other artists. I continue to enrich myself through further educational workshops & classes offered through the studio, and have studied under Abstract Painter Tesia Blackburn. I have participated in Marin Open Studios & several county & local art shows.
I hope you enjoy my art.