I am a self-trained artist living and working outside of Houston, TX.
Coming from a background in marine anthropology, museum studies, and emergency planning, I arrived at art through a more circuitous route than many artists. I believe this instills in my work a careful study of the natural world, an appreciation of color, and an overall 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 exploring the outdoors. My 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.
I enjoy using my art to promote other organizations and to help use my platform to discuss topics I'm passionate about. Below I've listed non-profits which I am proud to support. If you have a suggestion or would like to collaborate, please feel free to contact me!
Texas Collections Emergency Resource Alliance (TX-CERA) - Having worked with museums during and after a disaster, I believe the role of protecting our cultural history in the event of an emergency is vital. The volunteers with TX-CERA work hard to provide emergency planning, resources, and training in response and recovery efforts by offering professional development workshops, consultations, and institutional networking to museums and cultural institutions statewide.
Rivers, Lakes, Bays N' Bayous Trash Bash (TRASH BASH) - Most of my work is inspired by my love of being outside, exploring cities, and walking the trails of our local, state and national parks. One of my BIGGEST pet peeves is seeing litter obscure the beauty of our parks and waterways. Texas Conservation Fund hosts an annual event called Trash Bash. It is the largest, single-day waterway cleanup in Texas. I have been a proud sponsor of Trash Bash since I first learned about it in 2018.