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.
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