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      I make illustrative art that is explorative and eclectic in nature. Using vivid colors and whimsical themes, I seek to use art as a tool for coping and overcoming the discordant world we live in. Creating both sequential mass consumption pieces as well as stand-alone gallery pieces, I desire my work to captivate a wide audience. 


     As an art educator in public Title 1 schools, much of my work is inspired and created around the classroom. I tailor projects and lessons to engage and motivate students, impacting my own art making in the process. The resourcefulness and inventiveness of creating art projects accessible to a wide range of students and ages allows me to see multiple possibilities for each art material. 

Curriculum vitae

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Lives and works in South Carolina



2022    MFA, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL

2013    BFA with minor in education, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC



2022                           Annual Juried Exhibition, Artists Collective, Spartanburg, SC

2016 - 2022             Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition & Exhibit, Lancaster County Arts Council, 

                                      Lancaster, SC

                                      2022 Honorable Mention, Carolina Wren 2

                                      2021    People’s Choice, Deer Map

                                      2019    4th place, Preserve Me

2022                           South Carolina State Fair, Columbia, SC

2022                           Western Carolina State Fair, Aiken, SC

2021                            MFA in the Works, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL

2021                            The Art of Darkness, Blackcreek Arts Council, Hartsville, SC

2013                            Radical Jewelry Makeover VIII, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

                                      Four pieces held in Winthrop’s permanent collection

2012                            Art Education Senior Show “and Away we Grow,” Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC


2021 - 2022              Salon Stages, Camden, SC

2019 – 2022             SC Artisans Center, Walterboro, SC

2022                           The Golden Daffodil, Walterboro, SC

2022                           Artists’ Hub of the ACE Basin, Walterboro, SC

2018, 2022               Crema Coffee Shop, Hartsville, SC


2022                            October 2022, The Artist Life Featured Artist

2020                           “Mama, Why Did God Make Flies?” Illustrator

2016                             “Leon’s Lines,” Author and Illustrator

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