about the artist
I am an emerging, contemporary abstract artist whose inspiration is drawn from the coastal landscapes of southern Florida and the mountain ranges and plains of Colorado. I’m also an avid photographer, continually exploring the overlooked and uncommon, and like to use my photography as a reference point to transform my vision from camera lens to painted canvas. I engage a creative process that prompts unique and unexpected results, which is at the very heart of my passion for painting.
I currently live part-time in Jupiter, Florida and Denver, Colorado. I previously lived in the Washington D.C. area where I was a consultant in the information technology industry. I hail from the hills of eastern Kentucky and the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia, and received my undergraduate degree from Eastern Kentucky University. Having pursued my artistic spirit and creativity most of my life, I’m now a full-time artist grateful for the opportunity to do what I love.
inspiration and process
I create abstract compositions using acrylic, oil, ink, watercolor, and collage that echo my visual experiences from living on the southern Florida coast and among the mountain ranges and plains of central Colorado. I think of my art as a way of bringing the outside to the inside with the power of color, the contemplation of movement and shape, and the interest of texture. My artwork feeds my soul daily, and my hope is that it adds something special to your life, speaking to you as it has to me, giving you a visual pick-me-up that evokes joy, escape, and a colorful interpretation unique to you.
Artwork Network Gallery | April 2016 – April 2017| Denver, CO
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County | Lake Worth, FL
Lighthouse Art Center | Tequesta, FL
The Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute | June 2017
exhibitions and shows
39th Annual Member’s Show | Lighthouse ArtCenter | Tequesta, FL | April 2017
Solo exhibition | Ruth’s Chris Restaurant | January – April 2017 | Denver, CO
Solo exhibition | 730 South Restaurant | August – November 2016 | Denver, CO
Solo exhibition | Dufford & Brown PC | April – July 2016 | Denver, CO