I grew up in rural Southern Illinois on land that has been passed down
through my family for generations. I spent my childhood running through the
creek and climbing trees with my sisters, watercolor painting at my
grandparents kitchen table overlooking the garden, cooking, and sewing. My
world was saturated in the natural and domestic spheres a dynamic harmony
present between creation and creating.
Even though I now live in New Orleans with my husband, Andrew, our daughter
Laurel, and kitty Violet, my art is my way of returning to the natural world of
my childhood in the only way I can. With a B.A. in English and Studio Art
(Painting) from Tulane University and an M.A. in Fibers (Textile Design/Print
Pattern) from the Savannah College of Art and Design, I work as an artist and
textile designer. I strive to live and work from my deepest values
simplicity, mindfulness, and adventure.