Art. Design. Fashion. Food. I love it all. I am a Senior Operations Analyst at Ralph Lauren by day, a Writer and Artist by night. I am a self-taught artist based in High Point, North Carolina. My passion for creativity and design runs deep. I love bright colors, patterns, and textures, especially in interiors and architecture. In addition to my love of English Lit classes, my favorite courses during my Interior Designs days at East Carolina were historic interiors and the creative labs where we would focus on color theory.
I can get lost in an Architectural Digest or Traditional Home magazine for hours. Equally, I can be distracted by a good book or a puzzle. I love to read and I love puzzles. I am a TV junkie…specifically sitcoms and anything that makes me laugh out loud. I STILL make Seinfeld references daily, but my current love is The Kids are Alright (ABC, I’m not happy you cancelled it).
Social media? Count me in. I’ve always been social, but social media just took that to another level. I’m organized. I like to make lists and then check off those lists. I like to doodle with pencils and markers. I like to paint with acrylics and watercolors. I love to write. I volunteer. I give back whether with my time or my money. I like helping people.
I’m direct. I stand in my truth. I tell it like it is. I don’t care if you like me or not. Life is too short to worry about why someone doesn’t like me. I have several close friends and a million acquaintances. I love them all.
I’m an early to bed and early to rise kind of person. I’m a homebody but love a fun outing or trip with family and friends. You know when you hear a song that makes you so happy it transports you back to a time in your life when you felt free and happy? My childhood is that place and music is that time machine. I am often inspired by things from my childhood, but more than anything, the soundtrack of my life. I was introduced to music at a young age through my uncles. From the Beatles to the Beach Boys to the Bee Gees to Motown, and everything in between. I listened to it all and was immediately excited by it.
Music is a constant in my life and almost always playing in the background of my day–yes, all day at work and always while I am creating in my studio. I love all genres and each has a special influence on me. Music and specific memories of my childhood definitely inspire my work. My artwork celebrates the good ol’ days and encourage others to remember when…. You know, back with life was a little easier and a lot more fun!
I’m recently engaged to an incredible man who has taught me how to laugh at myself and have a lot of fun while doing it. He speaks to my inner child and we spend all of our vacations in Orlando. Specifically, Walt Disney World where we are annual passholders. It’s been four years and I’ve yet to tire of it. I only dream about returning one day to never come back!
Original art for sale and commissions welcome! Please contact me with any questions.
“Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” –Brene Brown
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