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ART IS SIMPLY a part of WHO I AM...

Since I could hold a pencil, I would spend hours drawing and challenging myself to improve with each project I started.

My college years were full of art exploration that fueled my passion for art as a whole.

I went into teaching because it seemed to be the most natural path: I loved helping others and I loved art. Being a part of bringing other's ideas to life is one of my greatest joys.

Since then, I have discovered a love for working with beginners and art enthusiasts. As with all of my classes, my biggest intention is to provide my students confidence and tools so they can move their art forward by leaps and bounds.

So let's explore together! Come ready to break through barriers and think big about your art.



Exhibiting Artist

Art on 30th Resident Studio Artist: Jan 2018 - Current

Ashton Gallery "Going Green" Juried Show: July-August 2018 (Honorable Mention)

Ashton Gallery "Creamsicle" Juried Show: June-July 2018

Nainsook Gallery: Sept - Oct 2017 (Invitation Only)

The Art Stash: May 2017 Art Walk Exhibitor (Invitation Only)

 The Art House: Aug 2004 - May 2006


Art Instructor

Art on 30th: Feb 2017 - Present

The Art Stash: Jan 2017 - Mar 2018

TakeLessons.com Instructor: Aug 2016 - May 2017

 Inspire SD Studio: Apr 2014 - Feb 2015

 MilSpouse Meetup.com Group: Mar 2009 - Feb 2010

Paper Source (Chicago, IL & Carlsbad, CA): Mar 2008 - Feb 2010

 Smyrna High School: Aug 2007 - Dec 2007

 The Art House: Aug 2004 - May 2006



M.F.A. in Media Design (coursework)

Full Sail University

Aug 2016 - Jan 2017


B.S. in Art Education

Middle Tennessee State University

Aug 2000 - May 2007



Certified Teacher in Art Education, K-12

Commission on Teacher Credentialing

May 2007 - 2018