I practice art to wrestle with my emotions, as an introspective tool, and to honor cherished experiences and insights. I strive to extend and universalize private emotional experiences through the figures I paint. I like to play with bright and prismatic yet discordant color profiles to highlight the beauty and brilliance of human experience while noting that it doesn't always have to make sense. Currently, my favorite themes to explore and honor are vulnerability, surrender, trust, expansion, the art of relationship, death, and awe.
I work primarily in watercolor and gouache.
Before anything else, I am a curious and passionate human being dedicated to a life of discovery and growth. I have traditionally served in the field of youth development. Currently based in St. Pete, FL, I consider myself a classic millennial generalist; I spend the majority of my time writing and researching psychology content, illustrating, and taking a wide range of odd jobs as interest dictates. I deeply enjoy traveling in Latin America, drinking coffee, soaking up nature, and reading about psychology and philosophy.
2020 - "Narrative Illustration" - ZaPOW Gallery, Asheville NC
2021 - "Asheville Masters" - Phil Mechanic Studios, Asheville NC
2021 - Solo, Eclipse Salon - Asheville NC
2021 - Quail Hill Manor, UNC Chapel Hill
2023 - "Unreal Surreal" - 5 Deuces Galleria, St. Petersburg FL