Choosing a New Direction

One of the biggest lessons I’ve been learning lately as an artist is to be patient with myself and the process. While patience often comes naturally with age and experience, it can also be developed intentionally in your art by forcing ... Read More...

Epiphany: on Music and Breaking the ‘Rules’​

I am a professional artist, but what some people don't know about me is that I've played piano since I was eight years old. I was classically trained all the way through college, with a major in art and a minor in music. I took all the ... Read More...

Three’s A Charm

There is great power in the spoken word. As a lover of words - especially beautiful words - I've always known this. But the older I get, the more I realize what a responsibility we have towards what we say or don't say. Words have power to ... Read More...

Finding Community, Finding Mentors

Several months ago, my husband and I moved from Dallas, TX, to Denver, CO. While we moved primarily for family, I was well aware that this “new life” meant leaving the comfort of my established art network, and seeking out a new community ... Read More...

Dispelling Negativity

“That’s not real art.” “When are you going to change your style?” “You have a ways to go…” “I’m not impressed with your understanding of art.” Have you ever been told these things before? I have. And like most artists, I am ... Read More...