Born and raised in High Point, North Carolina, I am the oldest of four children. All creative and athletic in our own way. In my late 20’s, 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. In fall of 2020, all new key fobs will make their debut on my Etsy site.
My artwork 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, but I can’t help but love the boldness of acrylics.
“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.”
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. I have also started to develop my illustration skills using markers and colored pencils. With each new piece, my style evolves a little more. My passion for the English language has prompted me to spend more time writing and sharing more of my story.
Please contact me directly regarding op-ed pieces and artwork commissions.