I believe in the universal, transcendent ability of art and nature. I believe that both art and nature ground us and connect us to something deeper than ourselves. I believe that we all want to be immersed and encapsulated in a world where we feel safety, joy, love, peace, and beauty. For me, my art and design work is an immersive experience — a way for me to surround myself with the positivity and peacefulness that nature, color, beauty, and pattern provide. I connect with creation through creating. I hope my work feels like walking alongside a creek in the woods, flowers and ferns blooming on the ground, the ripple of creek water beside you, the rustle of the leaves above.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I grew up in rural Southern Illinois on land that has been passed down through my family for generations. I spent my childhood running through the creek and climbing trees with my sisters, watercolor painting at my grandparent’s kitchen table overlooking the garden, cooking, and sewing. My world was saturated in the natural and domestic spheres — a dynamic harmony ever present between creation and creating.
I moved to New Orleans for college and other than brief stints in both Savannah, GA (for grad school) and the Pennsylvania countryside (to work in Lilly Pulitzer’s print design studio), I’ve spent most of my adult life surrounded by the joy and celebration of New Orleans. My art combines the natural world of my childhood with the colorful vibrancy of NOLA.
With a B.A. in English and Studio Art (Painting) from Tulane University and an M.A. in Fibers (Textile Design/Print & Pattern) from the Savannah College of Art and Design, I work as an artist and textile designer. I’ve worked as a print designer for Lilly Pulitzer, I have fabric collections available with Dear Stella Fabrics, and I’ve had products in Target and HomeGoods stores. I have surface pattern designs and collections available for licensing. Follow me on Instagram for more snippets of my life and design work.
Watch this video for a peek into my artistic process and hear a bit about why I create the work I do. See what my studio space and supplies look like!