I’ve always been a creative soul. When I was 5 years old my mother could barely tear me away from the easel in my kindergarten classroom. These days I’ve moved past finger painting, although that’s always still in the toolbox. I was born and raised in Nashville, TN and attended college at MTSU to focus on a pre-medical curriculum. Art and science have always been a big part of my life – they satisfy both the abstract and analytical sides of my brain.
I am a self-taught artist and designer, and my career has centered around graphic design for over 20 years while working at ad agencies and startup companies. Drawing and painting have always been my stress relief, my creative outlet, my passion. Today I work out of my home studio in Franklin, TN creating art on a full-time basis.
My art philosophy is very simple. I draw and paint things that make me happy, and I hope they make my clients happy, too. I create both abstract and figurative works which exercises both sides of the brain.
My abstract work usually focuses on bold color combinations and unique compositions. The op art series expresses my love of precision and exactness, while my looser works express emotional freedom and letting go.
The graphic portrait series is drawn using a vector application on the computer. Curved lines would be the shortest path to creating a complete image, however, I prefer to use only straight lines. This creates a complex system of disparate shapes and angles, which upon close inspection looks like chaos, however as the viewer moves away, takes on the quality of a smooth detailed image.
“From far away, it’s OK, but up close, it’s a big old mess.” – Cher Horowitz