Let me start by saying that art was not my first love, music was, playing the clarinet and french horn. In the 10th grade, I took art classes for the first time while attending Marion High School and absolutely loved them. I came to the realization that God had other plans for me.
I have lived in Clarkedale, Arkansas most of my life and relate to Crittenden County and the tri-state area. Looking at the farmer’s fields as the crops and seasons change, is just majestic to me. Just watching the clouds pass over the fields all around me is absolutely beautiful and I hope to convey these emotions in my work.
I took this desire with me to Memphis College of Art, where I received my Bachelors of Fine Art/Graphic Design degree. During my time there, painting was put on the back burner, as I studied 2-d and 3-d design, illustration, printmaking, papermaking, etc. Several years after I graduated, I was drawn back to my first love of painting and I have never felt so strong and renewed! My mom bought me several cameras and I started taking pictures and changing images to what I liked. Studying and drawing from another artists work was not for me anymore. I do only original work and that is so important to me! I love to see people take another look, because they may have missed something the first time around when looking at my artwork.
God has always blessed me with a close-knit family that encourages me to do my best! This is who I am, and I believe you can identify with my love for the beauty around me. Looking at my work, I hope you will see what I see.