About

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Creativity ...

 

takes courage

~ Henri Matisse

EDUCATION | CAREER | RESUME (PDF)

Artist Bio

In 2017, three years after graduating from FSU (2014) I became an emerging visual artist using a variety of mediums, substrates, tools, and processes to create art while searching for my niche/style.

 

A year later (early 2018), I began painting murals. Now, I am a full time working artist.

 

My work includes public art (murals & chalk drawings) and private art (murals for residences & smaller commissions). It also includes passion projects, art I create for the sake of creating art, and art created while building my skillsets.

 

I continue to learn while growing my portfolio so my artistic evolution includes other mediums but my primary medium is paint. With it I've painted canvases, people, clothes, objects, and places.

 

My secondary medium chalk, was recently added in the second quarter of 2021.

Career Highlights:
  • Chalk Artist: An AoPS Academy Summer Math Walk event, Apex, NC, June 27 & 29, 2021. 

  • Chalk Artist: An RSVP Event for Elon University Employee Appreciation Day at The Rhodes Stadium, Burlington, NC, May 27 & 28, 2021. 

  • Installation: Team Collaboration for the Town of Benson's first public mural, Main St., Benson, NC, October 6, 2020 - November 6, 2020

  • Silent auction street artist: For the 50 Colonoscopies under 50 Charity Auction & Gala, February 28, 2020.

  • First solo exhibit (art & fine art photography) in North Carolina. The Davie, Raliegh, NC, July 5, 2019 - July 31, 2019.

  • Wearable art show: Wearable art designer, STRUT: A Fashion Exhibit of Extreme Ornament, Sertoma Art Center, Raleigh, NC, June 22, 2019.

  • Appearance: Live Painting and pop-up artist, Imurj, Raleigh NC, April 30,  May 7/8/15 & 29, 2019.​

  • Appearance: Featured artist, Dee McNair on the Air Show, on NC Spectrum Channels 4, 8, 18, & 1304, April 9, 2019.​

  • Appearance: Promotional video for interview with Dee McNair of the Dee McNair on the Air Show, February 15, 2019.

  • Appearance: Promotional video for SMASH 2019 with Dee McNair on the Air, January 2, 2019

  • Installation: November 2018 - present, 9' 5" x 7' 5" mural on Salisbury Street for Downtown Raleigh Art Beats. See the ABC 11 feature by Robert Judson.

  • Exhibit: November 2, 2018 - January 2, 2019, 7 of my paintings in 3 galleries around Raleigh and High Point, NC

  • Showcase: October 20, 2018, my bodypaint/costume design was featured in the CircusSPARK Fantasy Showcase on the Main Stage in City Park on Fayetteville St., Raleigh. I wrote an original poem to introduce my character and was asked to read it as my model walked on stage.

  • July 20, 2018, helped lead a “Bull City” themed paint night. Hosted by/for members of The Social Club in Durham, NC

  • Installation: April  2018 - September 2020, 6’ x 6’ wall mural for Imurj in downtown Raleigh. 

 
College Career:
  • Selected as one of the first 16 FSU students for the inaugural MetroWest Chamber of Commerce college student initiative. February 25, 2011.