I am a self-trained artist living and working outside of Houston, TX.
Coming from a background in marine anthropology and museum studies, I arrived at art through a more circuitous route than many artists. This instills in my work a focus on conservation. My collections are saturated with a love for marine environments and promote joy through leisure.
Through the medium of acrylics, each painting is infused with energy. The combination of loose brushstrokes and a vibrant color palette help to convey the excitement of discovering new places. The colors are chosen instinctively, but I always start with an orange underpainting and build from there. I believe these exposed flashes of color add warmth to each piece and create a visual element that keeps the eye moving.
If you'd like to read more about my inspirations and technique, click on this link to view my artist feature for ArtsyShark.