I am a self taught twenty-five year old artist. My main medium is watercolor and ink. I like to draw whatever inspires me, from feminist leaders to peaceful mountain scenery.
The variety of my work is also what defines me as an artist. I was diagnosed with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder eight years ago. A large portion of my time is spent trying to reconnect into the present. My mind moves at an erratic rate, sometimes jumping from one thought to another without finishing either. My art grounds me and helps me process what is causing me to feel so unaware.
Painting to me is the most grounding and calming experience. I began painting very young, yet I didn't start experimenting with my art until I entered a treatment facility at nineteen. After attending art therapy, I started to realize how much more present and alive I felt when I connected myself to my work.
I now paint about 6 hours a day as a technique to combat a lot of my disorder's symptoms. I also try to create images for women like myself. There are large numbers of women who have experienced some of the same things that I have. My hope is to connect to those women, to let them know that there is inspiration in everything, even the darkest of moments.
2012- Young Arts Honorable Mention for Photography
Second Place - "Coppice" Exhibition for the Rape Recovery Center
Downtown Artist Collective
Sugar House Art Walk