About

 

It’s a love story of the skin. I'm just a small town girl from South Carolina. I've always painted. But I never felt like I had anything to say with my art. So much magic to capture and I couldn't figure out how to do it. For years I painted but was stunted by fear. Fear of failure. Judgement. Making hollow work. It took my moving to San Diego, failing at a graphic design career, becoming a nurse in the ICU, and having kids to make me come around. 

As a nurse I saw the skin lose its luster. It wasn't magic anymore. I saw people sick and dying and flesh became just that...flesh. It gave me the freedom to paint without trying to infuse everything with such meaning. And having kids gave me the balls to paint whatever I want. Most of my paintings concern how we view ourselves through the lens of social media, and what it means to be a woman in the modern world; breaking down the male gaze and understanding the inner strength of the female mind and form including themes of motherhood, sexuality, female friendship, body autonomy and vulnerability. I currently live and work in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. 

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