At the age of one, I won a painting contest at the county fair and haven't looked back since (that award-winning painting hangs in my studio).
Originally from rural Tennessee, I have lived in Chicago for almost 20 years. And so, I am a country girl living in the heart of Chicago with my husband and our four children ages 12, 10, 6 and 4. My studio is on the top floor of our home with all of their bedrooms just one floor below. I’m often up there in the early morning hours to get a few moments of quiet journaling logged before everyone is up for the day.
My paintings are in private collections around the world. My first illustrated book with Chronicle Books will be available spring 2021. I have a BA in painting from Presbyterian College in SC (go Blue Hose) and a MAAE from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.