About the artist
I am best known for vibrant oil landscapes of untouched wilderness in America. From the deserts of the Southwest, alpine lakes in the Rockies to the lush forests of the East Coast, I strive to capture the spirit of each location in my work. Through my art, I hope to bring a sense of awe and wonder to those who view it and evoke a strong connection with nature.
I am an American artist living and working in Denver, Colorado with my husband, child, and two dogs. Originally from Rhode Island, I moved to Denver in 2016.
Since 2012, I’ve been creating beautiful and vibrant artwork that explores the connection between nature, color, and emotion. My finished works are largely in oil paint but often incorporate mixed mediums such as graphite, wax, and mica powder.
Always looking for beautiful places to adventure, each experience offers unique inspiration to paint something entirely new. A sense of discovery fuels my bold landscapes, playful colors, and rugged textures. My goal is to bring peace and awe to those who view my work and inspire others to tap into their connection to nature and reflect on their own explorations outdoors with a lens of self discovery.
My artwork celebrates the diversity of the world, bringing the spirit of wild untouched nature alive on my canvases. Each painting aims to relay the beauty and majesty of the places I’ve been and draw others into my world of simple wanderlust. I seek to capture the breathless moment of awe that comes with encountering an unfamiliar environment for the first time, inspiring reflection and confidence in knowing you can handle any of the terrain ahead.
I attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City from 2006-2010, and graduated with a BFA in Fashion Design specializing in Knitwear. Following graduation, I lived and worked in New York City for just shy of a decade.
My current work is primarily created in oil paint, but I often use wax, colored pencils, and graphite to add depth and interest to my work. I love working on large paintings- and have embraced working on wood cradled panels.
My work is shaped by the studies from my initial career path as well a love for color that was typically stifled in the commercial fashion industry. I draw inspiration from and hold a deep appreciation for nature.
From my east coast roots, moving out to the Western US inspires my recent art. Travelling around Colorado captured my imagination with the distinct shapes, colors, and landscapes of the American continent. The ocean and bodies of water also feature heavily in my vividly colored landscapes. While the subject of landscapes is typically thought of as traditional, my color palette brings a sense of playful wonder.
I'm grateful to have found my passion bringing a playful and curious twist on traditional landscape painting. I hope that my work can capture your imagination while invoking a sense of joy, self confidence, and wonder.
Thanks again for taking the time to learn more about me and view my work! It is always exciting to connect with new people and discuss my artistic perspective.
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