I spent my childhood drawing atop the stack of canoes at my family's outfitters. Growing up, the forest and river were my playgrounds. My sister and I raced barefoot, skipped stones, discovered history and fought battles with mud. Nature fostered my creativity and is a reoccurring theme in my art.
As I grew older, I gained a larger respect for the mountains that raised me. I worked on crews maintaining hiking trails in Shenandoah National Park and coordinated trips on the Shenandoah River. I sought out an environmental liberal arts education at Green Mountain College and graduated with a degree in Fine Arts. My family, professors, and coworkers taught me to cherish our natural landscapes.
My landscape paintings aim to reconnect people with nature and teach them the importance of preservation. I can often be found exploring the Shenandoah Valley, gathering inspiration. I create my paintings in “plein air” and in the studio. My studio works are inspired by photographs and sketches from my adventures. During every hike, I find myself capturing snapshots of nature. The littlest details can capture my attention, like the winter sun reflecting off a yellow blade of grass. Art is constantly developing in my mind and taking over my senses. I open the front door, explore the land, and drift into an imaginative state.
-Member of Middle Street Gallery in Washington, VA
-Studio Art Centers International Merit Scholarship
-Published in Reverie Literary Magazine 2012 and 2014
-Green Mountain College Creative Art Scholarship
-Middle Street Gallery Group Exhibit, Glen Manor Vineyard, Browntown VA, 2018
-Middle Street Gallery Group Exhibit, RappU, Sperryville VA, 2017-2018
-Rappahannock County Artists Tour, The Old School House, Washington VA, 2017
-Guest Artists', Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg VA, 2017
-Haiku and Art, Middle Street Gallery, Sperryville VA, 2017
-Art Gala, Green Mountain College, Poultney VT, 2012 and 2013
-Student Exhibition, Studio Art Center International, Florence Italy, 2013
-We Heart Italy, KH Art and Framing, Arlington VA, 2013
-Spark, Stone Valley Arts, Poultney VT, 2013
-Ongoing group exhibits at Middle Street Gallery, February 2017-Present
-Barns of Page County, Middle Street Gallery VA, 2018
-Just Imagine, Feick Art Center, Poultney VT, 2014