My Story

 

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Born and raised in High Point, North Carolina, my love of art ranks right up there with my love of chocolate.  While studying interior design at East Carolina University, I found my favorite classes were the Historic Interiors classes.  From there, a love of Ancient Art blossomed and grew into much more than just Interior Design.  Through each generation of art, I found it more and more exciting and  appreciated the expression from each artist.  It wasn’t until my late 20’s that I began dabbling in colored pencil and marker creating my own works as a means to open up my creative heart and work through mental blocks in other areas of my life.  Art became a tool in dealing with my emotions.  A way to express what I couldn’t or shouldn’t say.

In 2005, I started my own company, Lulu and Daisy, specializing in hand-painted key fobs and wine stoppers.  I gained national coverage in Every Day with Rachael Ray  magazine with my hand-painted wine stoppers. My line was available throughout the country, and key fobs can still be found in Florida at The Monogram Merchant in Orlando, as a re-launch of the line in the fall of 2016.

My work has evolved from doodles in colored pencil and marker to still-life in charcoal and pastel landscapes.  My love of watercolours has fueled my passion to paint.

“Since I love to be in control, it’s truly the lack of control I like most about watercolour.  It pushes me to get outside the box.”

In recent months, I been creating new work in watercolour and acrylics on canvas.  Most of my work in watercolour is influenced by Interior and Exterior Design, with florals popping-up intermittently.  My acrylics are influenced by contemporary cityscapes and pop culture.

Please contact me with any questions.