I’m a mixed-media artist, photographer, and homeschooling mom. I grew up in Franklin County, Virginia and after living for a bit in Atlanta, Georgia and New Jersey, moved back to the area, settling into Roanoke and finding home in an old farmhouse with a sunny yellow art room at the top of perfectly creaking stairs.
At the root of all of my work is story. There’s a quote by Barry Lopez near my easel that reads: If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive.
I’m inspired by old photographs I find and by new photographs that I take, by myth and folklore, poetry and quotes.
My work has recently been published in Patti Digh’s book, The Geography of Loss, and Lesley Riley’s Quotes Illustrated as well as the front and back of singer/songwriter Adrienne Pierce’s CD, My Heavens.