Although raised in Texas, the artist's European family background has always been of great influence. Summers spent in museums and in her grandfather's studio inspired her career in the arts. Painting, drawing and photography became part of her daily life.
After attending The School of Art & Design at University of North Texas the artist launched a web based art gallery selling to patrons and collectors.
After a long career in the fashion industry working for luxury brands such as Hermes, Christian Dior and Harry Winston she returned to making on a full time basis. In 2016, the artist founded an arts based collaborative, The York Street Project in South Dallas. Its mission to help support local artists who do not have access to affordable studio space. She continues to show her work, supporting and collaborating with other arts based organizations such as F.A.C.E. ( The French American Cultural Exchange, located in Paris, France ).
Her deep knowledge of consumer behavior from her years in the luxury goods industry directly influences her work. The artist is currently involved in several arts based organizations with an emphasis on female-led collaborations. The artist’s use of experienced based art production has helped her form great relationships with clients and galleries.
“My work deals with the human body, specifically the female image.
I am very interested in investigating the body’s functions with various materials. The lines and shapes that form from circulating in the body are a prevailing theme in my work. These images are a direct response to female reproductive health problems I experienced in my early twenties.
I manipulate media in the same manner the body might react physiologically. These images may exhibit congealed paint, clotted lines, distorted shapes or the unorganized flow of fluids. Paint is often applied directly with my hands instead of brushes to convey tissue, fluid or organs. Like the body, my works are multi-layered; some areas are thick-knotted paint, some viscous and translucent. The human body, whether portrayed healthy or ailing, relates to the images found in my work.”
The artists newest series, “Only Art can save us now!” The pieces are a series of tongue and cheek commentaries on the current state of female empowerment. The pieces promote frank conversations about femininity through vivid color and language.