photo credit: Ann Widner
Observing the details.
I'm influenced by street, minimal, and abstract photography. Inspired by photographers Stephen Shore and Vivian Maier, I find beauty in simplicity.
I graduated from college with a degree in cytology and worked in a laboratory for 14 years. With the use of a microscope, I analyzed and diagnosed specimens for diseases. I left the cytology field in 2013 and focused on my passion for art.
My abstract paintings are created from select photographs or expressed with a narrative element. Many paintings have cellular characteristics that are relatable to the cytology field.
In the midst of selling my work in 2018, I was diagnosed with high-grade DCIS - ductal carcinoma in situ (non-invasive breast cancer). I spent the year 2019 to fully recover from a bilateral mastectomy, however, I received a new diagnosis of fibromyalgia which limited my strength and mobility.
You can overcome anything if you have a strong mind. I closed all of my social media accounts and focused my energy on healing and family. I live in St. Louis with my husband, two sons, dog, and my bearded dragon.
My photographs and paintings can be purchased online and art galleries in St. Louis and St. Charles.