My painting style invokes organic and anatomical forms that are aesthetically pleasing and provoke a meditative and emotional response. My figurative work incorporates social commentary and psychological studies of modern men and women. I work with bold colors and intense lighting which gives a sense of mysteriousness and narrative to my work. I spend much of my time planning interesting compositions and harmonious balance between textures, line work, and light/dark.
In 2006, I received my Bachelors of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art. I majored in Painting and Drawing, minored in Art History, and got my certification for Art Education. In 2013, while working full time at Paxon Hollow Middle School, I received my Masters of Art in Art Education with a concentration in Studio Art.
Since graduating college, I have showed my artwork in at least one show once a year, including a solo exhibit at Mugshots Manayunk in 2009. I will focus on shows from the last 5 years. In 2012, I showed in “What Those Who Teach Can Do” at the Art Institute Philadelphia and at UArts CS Group Exhibition at the Wayne Art Center. In 2014, I showed in a group exhibition at the Newtown Square Library. In 2017, I showed at the Art is Life Festival Roxborough, 2nd Street Festival Philadelphia, Fall for the Arts Juried Festival Chestnut Hill, Clover Market Collingswood, West Elm King of Prussia, and Crafty Balboa Philadelphia.
2013 University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA MA, Art Education Concentration in Studio Arts
2006 Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA BFA, Painting and Drawing, Minor Art History