I was born in Pennsylvania, and grew up in Lewisville, North Carolina. I am a candidate for a B. F. A. in Art with a concentration in painting at Winthrop University. My body of work mostly consists of nonrepresentational paintings. I spent a semester in Florence, Italy, where I experimented with color, which is one of my primary interests. Upon graduation, I will enter the M. A. T. program (Master of Arts in Teaching) at Winthrop. I am interested in gallery work and teaching, and plan to have a career based in one or both of these areas.
To me, the process of painting is more significant than the final product. My work is driven by intuition and my process is spontaneous. Currently, I have been working on a series of nonrepresentational splatter and drip paintings. Nia Aloia was created haphazardly as I tested techniques and colors for other paintings. The subconscious choices I made led to a piece to which I feel very connected. I think of this piece as a visual representation of myself. The painting Aloia Eloise is named for my grandmother who passed in 2015. I made this painting the night I found out she had passed. It is full of sadness and grief, but I also consider it a celebration of her life and the love I feel for her.