My Story

ME

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.