How the Outside Spirits caught me...
I spent my childhood playing in the woods and lakes of Alabama. I remember night time dewy bare feet, sweet child sweat and watching the lightning bugs and the silhouette of black trees as the dusky blue sky merged into darkness. Prickly grass tickled my feet. The air smelled thick with the seasons.
At 18, dismissing my natural propensity for bare feet, I sought an urban grid, and left to study textile design and art history at The Rhode Island School of Design. Patterns, color, and textures swept my heart away.
Realizing a need for heat and swamps, New Orleans became home after college, and I married a Caribbean jazz violinist. Two children entered the scene. With music floating through the air, and two wild young things afoot, I rediscovered the delight of our natural world and its undulations. And the sacredness of animals. In response, my artwork explores life's beautiful unexpectedness as I blend the humor, quietude, and sense of possibility inherent in our rhythms of existence. Textures, color and unique ways of application all play a role as I explore our exquisite world through illustration and textiles.