I am a fine artist who explores themes of femininity and motherhood. I approach my paintings as objects instead of surfaces, as I incorporate materials such as wax, latex, fabric and thread into my canvases. My work enables me to be reflective and playful. If you look closely, you’ll discover stories from my own childhood and experiences as a mother. These stories are inscribed on wax soaked fabric as disappearing secrets or through the paper sculpted pasta pieces reminiscent of memories spent in the kitchen with my grandmother. I aspire to create visceral and meditative pieces that preserve a moment in time and express the experience of being female and a mother.
Growing up in a family of strong women, my great aunt encouraged me to take art lessons and follow my creative pursuits. While in college, I remember creating my first memorable piece: a sculpture of my five mothers with small fabric figures dipped in wax. It was at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where I began exploring the use of objects to tell a story on canvas. After earning my B.F.A in Sculpture and Photography, I opened my own portrait photography business and ran a successful food blog. I’ve lived all over the country including Boston, Austin and Philadelphia. I now reside in Miami, FL with my husband, son and twin daughters. When I’m not in my studio creating my own work, I spend my days as a preschool art teacher which is truly the most gratifying and fun filled job!