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, a dog, and my bearded dragon.
My photographs and paintings can be purchased online and art galleries in St. Louis and St. Charles.