I am a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2007). I achieved my BFA in Studio Art, focusing on Painting and Print Media. My work is a mix of colorful abstractions and a series of graphic black and white bottle drawings I am calling Home-Bar Art. I make wearable art prints out of wooden BANGles and metal cuffs that I have designed and crafted into artfully unique jewelry.
Although abstracted, much of my subject matter and influences steam out of seemingly mundane cooking items such as produce like root vegetables or the netting of a brussel sprout bag. Also, bottles and other cooking tools I use everyday. I like to let beautiful color combinations inspire me along with patterns, knots, and/or groupings of things such as bulbs or seeds. I look to pastry chefs for inspiration and love over the top dinning table displays and other stimulating things like gaudy chandeliers. Wood paneling is my favorite blank canvas because I love to see a discarded item with new life. Texture is good and I love a rough surface or an already started start to something! I have been told that my work has a feminine graffiti harshness to it, and I liked that!
I love my RAW experience. It is great exposure and a network of creativity!
Food, good wine and cocktails! Yoga, Painting and Drawing... Traveling, reading and growing homemade things like Kim Chi, Kombucha and sprouts!