Because I believe that painting should be fun, I tend to paint subjects that bring me joy. I love to experiment with different mediums such as acrylics, oils, decoupage, inks, and more. I paint animals, objects, portraits, and even abstracts, depending on what I'm into at the time. I enjoy using texture and vivid colors.
Many of my paintings are commissioned works of art and I am always accepting new projects. For more information on ordering custom art click here.
Fiona, Mixed Media on Canvas
"Dixie", Mixed Media on Canvas, (custom)
Chevy Farm Truck, Mixed Media on Canvas
Grandpa, Acrylic on Canvas (custom)
Road Trip, Mixed Media on Canvas
Bumblebee, Mixed Media on Canvas
Pelican and Crane set, Mixed Media on Canvas (custom)
State Flag, Acrylic on Canvas (custom)
Tardis, Mixed Media on Canvas (custom)
Here are a few examples of some of my favorite logos I have designed in the past few years. In addition to logo work and branding, I also often design print materials such as programs, posters, postcards, business cards, and advertisements.
I have been very fortunate to be able to give back to my community through the arts.
In 2015, I served as the lead designer and painter working with Brooke Foy of Arrow Public Art on the One Mile of Love Trenton Levee Revitalization Project. She and I worked together gathering children's drawings from all over the parish, selecting works, and designing the layout for the giant mural. I was also able to spend the entire summer painting the mural with a team of other artists. I am very proud of the One Mile of Love project and have enjoyed the very positive response from everyone in the area. For more info and photos on this project visit the Arrow Public Art website.
In 2016 I worked with the Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group to add a new focal point to the West Monroe Historic District. Four of my designs were chosen from an open call to artists to be implemented as giant painted seals in the middle of four intersections in the downtown area. This project is currently underway, with two of four seals completed at this time.
In summer of 2016 Brooke and I undertook the restoration of four vintage Coca-Cola murals in downtown West Monroe and downtown Monroe. This project was a huge success and has led to several other mural projects in the near future.
I also serve as treasurer on the board for the Downtown Arts Alliance, the organization responsible for hosting the Downtown Art Crawl every other month. I am very fortunate to be able serve the arts in my community and I look forward in being involved for many years to come.
The award ceremony unveiling the seal designs with the Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group
The final seal designs highlighting the history of West Monroe
Ribbon cutting for the first completed seal at the intersection of Trenton St. and Nachitoches St., May 27, 2016.
Community Paint Day, One Mile of Love team and volunteers
A small portion of One Mile of Love in progress
A completed section of the seawall
Another completed stretch
The Arrow Public Art One Mile of Love Painting Crew
Poster for the April 2017 Downtown Art Crawl
Brooke Foy and myself posing immediately after the completion of one of the four Coca-Cola murals we restored summer 2016.
To be able to take a bit of wire and a small stone and transform it into something that can be worn and enjoyed on a daily basis is very fulfilling for me. My jewelry tends to be created using components that I create using raw wire and sheet metal formed and hammered by hand or chemically etched with my original line designs.
I draw inspiration from nature, combining geometric angles with organic materials and shapes. From statement pieces, to delicate and subtle pieces, I strive to make unique but wearable art jewelry that can be enjoyed for years.
Many of my jewelry pieces can be purchased in my online shop.
To inquire about custom pieces, please contact me.