About: Me

In March 2017 I began taking classes around the Raleigh-Durham (RDU)/Reasearch Triangle Park (RTP) North Carolina area. I attended workshops at Pullen and Sertoma Art Centers, Jerry’s Artarama, Artspace, Durham Art Guild (DAG), Imurj, the Art of the Carolinas, took a 6-week eCourse “The Creative Revolution”, Joined a 5 week Creative Accountability Group for Women+ in Chapel Hill, and for the last couple months have been joining a weekly digital drawing meetup for East Wake Visual Artists in Zebulon. Though I continue to experiment with other materials, my main medium, for the time being, is acrylic. 


I started simply, on small 11" x 14”, 10" x 10”, and 12" x 12” canvases, mostly abstracts, but also landscapes, still lives, and florals. In July 2017 I took a 2-day Intuitive Painting workshop at DAG that required us to bring larger canvases to paint, 24" x 24” and 24" x 30”, my biggest ones (until January 2018).


The Intuitive Painting class had a unique approach: each of us focusing on our own creative journey making marks on the canvases and connecting more authentically with ourselves through personal expression. If interested read more about the evolution of "my style". 


As I continued to work on those canvases I felt as if I was coming into my own. First creating "Epiphany", then "The Voices In My Head",  next "Tranquil-a-Sea" which I donated to the VAE Gala where I also volunteered in February 2018, and then "Go With the Flow" which became the basis for my sidewalk mural design in Downtown Raleigh. 


In January I created a 36” x 72” painting to serve as the background for the Triangle Artworks SMASH 2018 event. As a volunteer for the Triangle Emerging Art Leaders (TEAL) planning committee, I worked the TEAL station at the SMASH event where attendees of the event were invited to infuse the canvas with their intentions or whatever they were inspired to add at that moment. 


Other notable works include:


  • April  2018, created a 6’ x 6’ interior wall mural for Imurj in downtown Raleigh that you can find currently on display.

  •  July 19, 2018, I was a featured artist in the RAW: Raleigh presents CONNECT showcase. A one-night extravaganza at The Ritz, 2820 Industrial Dr., Raleigh, NC.

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

  • 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.

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

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


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