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Artist Statement

I use India ink markers in an array of bright and pastel pigments on gesso primed wood and paper. I like to test the limits of ink with the use of unusual color pallets. I have had some of my drawings digitally printed onto tapestries in order to bring softness to the imagery, much like the person or object being portrayed.

My work focuses mainly on the female and male form and its relationship to the natural world, along with illustrative works of plants and animals. I tend to look at the relationships of my subject matter in terms of playfulness, coyness and sensuality. I place the people, animals and objects in settings that are both familiar and comfortable, but at the same time in unusual situations to provoke intrigue and desire. I take the chaos that exists around us in the world and organize that chaos in my imagery.

Mediums/Skills

India ink, Acrylic, Wood, Textiles, Adobe Creative Suite

Solo Exhibitions

November 2017 | Petite Confessions | Dermagarden | Claremont, CA

December 2017 | Lush | Buttercup Catering | Claremont, CA

March 2018 | Curious Pleasures | Claremont Heritage Ginger Elliot Exhibition Space | Claremont, CA

November 2018 | Fragmented | SPACE Gallery & Records | Claremont, CA

Group Shows

Ongoing First Saturdays | Claremont Art Walk |Claremont Packing House | Claremont, CA

September 2017 | Growing Art at the Foothills | Graber Olive House | Ontario, CA

November 2017 | Artisans Sale in the Garden | Claremont Heritage | Claremont, CA

February 2018 | Simply Red at The dA | The dA Center for the Arts | Pomona, CA

February 2018 | Erotic Art Show | The Rental Girl | Los Angeles, CA

April 2018 | Claremont Zinefest | Claremont Packing House | Claremont, CA

Employment

Curator | Claremont Community Foundation Gallery | June 2018 – Current | Claremont, CA

Organizer, Graphic Designer | Claremont Art Walk Pop-Up Gallery, CVMG | August 2016 - Current | Claremont, CA

Artistic, Philanthropic Director | California Focus Magazine | Summer 2017 | Upland, CA

Speaking Engagements

“Volunteerism in the Arts” for the Speaker Series | Middletree Academy | May 2018 | Claremont, CA

Community Involvement

Curatorial Intern | Claremont Community Foundation | 2017-2018

Volunteer Organizer | Claremont Art Walk, CVMG | 2016-2017

Intern, Public Arts | The dA Center for the Arts | 2016