I graduated from Millikin University with a BFA in Graphic Design and Painting. My artwork is about communication and transparency. I find portraits are the most natural way to translate emotions visually. As I paint, the intention of the portrait is to be a vehicle for the emotions I am exploring. There is an immediacy of communication while working with faces. This articulation is made possible through color, texture, and brush stroke. My hope is for the viewer to connect to the portrait and relate to it based on their own feelings and experiences.
The Weight of Healing, Blue Connection Art Gallery, Decatur IL 2017
Glimpses: BFA Thesis Exhibition, Perkinson Gallery, Decatur IL 2018
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Student Art Show, Millikin University, Decatur IL 2015-17
- Best in 2D 2015 & 2016
Self Employment in the Arts Juried Exhibition, Self Employment in the Arts Conference, Chicago IL 2017
- Best of Show