local art

Meet the Artist:

WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?
Currently based in the Augusta area, I enjoy capturing some of the beautiful, often fleeting, scenes we pass in life to create something that is lovely and lasting.

DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.
I studied ballet and art, and, after working primarily with charcoal and oil paint since 2008, I now favor the vibrant colors and the sweeping, almost dance-like, motions that feel unique to pastel.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Inspired by both the complexity and simplicity found in nature and life, my art hints at carefully selected detail but, above all, focuses on the feeling of a particular scene–peaceful windows into nature that hopefully bring a moment of pause into an ever evolving, revolving world.

FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.
I painted almost daily throughout my preteen years—my mother had told me about an artist that painted over 100 paintings before they did one they loved. I was hopeful it would happen much quicker for me, haha, and, truthfully, I cherished many terrible paintings over the years.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.
Easy, the colorful murals!

WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?
I feel like it allows me to turn my thoughts and perceptions into something tangible to hopefully be enjoyed by others—it feels like a very basic form of communication to me.

WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?
Don’t be too concerned about trends.

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