I am from Aiken, South Carolina. I am currently a candidate for a B.F.A. in Art with a concentration in painting at Winthrop University. Upon graduation, my plan is to enter the M. A. T. program (Masters of Art in Teaching) at Winthrop earning my teacher certification for K-12 art. My goal is to ultimately teach elementary school art and set up a painting studio to not only continue making art, but to also teach workshops outside of a school setting.
What is usually not given a second glance can be the most interesting. I give homage to overlooked objects by creating paintings inspired by them, using abstract elements to illustrate my impressions of the objects. Flowing forms, bright colors, and structural lines are painted into a shallow environment that utilizes and shows the beginning layers of the painting. I use the build-up of paint and line to capture my first impressions as well as my full observation, while creating a space where the ordinary objects will be given a second glance.