I am a full time abstract landscape painter located Greenville, SC. I was born out west and moved to Greenville at the age of 6. As both of my parents are artists from the west, the western landscape is ever present in my work; combined with the lush blues and greens I grew up immersed in on the east coast. After graduating from Gardner-Webb University with a Bachelor of Arts and concentrating in Painting and Printmaking, I moved back to Greenville, my home town to pursue my career as an artist. Im fortunate to be able to spend my days in the studio chipping away at what I love.
Inspired by life experiences, I create abstracted landscapes through subjective responses to color, striving for balance in the composition. I paint large format abstractions using acrylic, oil pastel and graphite on panel. When a composition or color palette from the natural world around me lends inspiration, I create a sketch. I study the composition, learning what is foreground vs. background, and what excites me.
I then recreate it on a larger scale.
honors & AWARDS
Artisphere Award Winner 1st Place 2D Mixed Media
MAC Grant Recipient, Metropolitan Arts Council, Greenville SC
Artisphere Emerging Artist Scholarship Greenville SC
Alumni Purchase Award, Gardner-Webb University
Permanent Alumni Art Collection, Boiling Springs NC
Award Winning Participant, 12”x12” Small Works Exhibit,
Artist Guild Gallery of Greenville