I am a self-taught visual artist who grew up in Texas, and I lived and worked in New York City and Upstate NY for a number of years before relocating to Nantucket, MA. My collage paintings are made with paper cut from gossip and fashion magazines. I repurpose the images they display in an effort to call the viewer away from a superficial, consumerist culture; however, rather than reappropriating the images themselves, I use their color and texture as though it were paint. By manually transforming the magazines into pieces of original art, I enact a shift from a technologically-manipulated world back toward one which is tangible and true.
I have been a proud member of the Artists Association of Nantucket since 2014, and I display my work locally at the Cecelia Joyce and Seward Johnson Gallery and The Rainbow Fleet. My collages have also been displayed in exhibitions and juried shows on Nantucket and in the New York Capital Region and surrounding areas, and some are award-winning. Reproductions of my artwork are available at The Rainbow Fleet and on Etsy. I welcome commission work.