photo by Justin Hackworth

My work deals with the layers that build our existence and with human connectedness-- the complex inner lives that appear so similar from the outside. I contemplate ideas of growth and the things we have to/get to leave out in life. I explore the human experience, using the house as a symbol of complex interior worlds and the variety of paths to build or follow, the limitations we allow or break through. The neighborhood, for me, represents our proximity but lack of knowledge of each other's hidden color and mess, and I paint communities to encourage consideration of our dependence on each other and the beauty in our diverse yet shared experiences.

After growing up all over (Kansas, Virginia, Minnesota, England, Brazil), I now unexpectedly but happily reside in Utah.

 

exhibits

2017, November :: Untitled, group show, Evergreen Gallery :: Salt Lake City, UT

2017, October-January :: Sacred Spaces exhibit, Springville Museum of Art ::  Springville, UT

2017, March :: Art & Soup :: Salt Lake City, UT

2016, December :: 100 Dollar Show, Springville Museum of Art :: Springville, UT

2016, November :: Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah, Springville Museum of Art ::  Springville, UT

2016, May-June :: Statewide Art Competition show, BDAC :: Bountiful, UT

2016, April-July :: Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art :: Springville, UT

2015, December :: 100 Dollar Show, Springville Museum of Art :: Springville, UT

2015, November :: Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah, Springville Museum of Art ::  Springville, UT

2015:: September- August 2016 :: 10th International Art Competition show, Church History Museum :: Salt Lake City, UT

2015, August :: A-Frame Concerts solo show :: Provo, UT

2015, July :: Solo show at Madewell Event :: Murry, UT

2015, May-June :: Statewide Art Competition show, BDAC :: Bountiful, UT

2015, March :: House Show with J. Kirk Richards and Julia Blake :: Orem, UT

2014, December :: 100 Dollar Show, Springville Museum of Art :: Springville, UT

2014, November :: Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah, Springville Museum of Art ::  Springville, UT

2014, April :: Startup Building solo show :: Provo, UT

2014, March-April :: Waffle Love :: Provo, UT

2013, December :: 100 Dollar Show, Coleman Studios :: Provo, UT

2013, June :: Solo Show, Cropped, Brian Kershisnik Studio :: Provo, UT

2013, May :: Arts for the SOL, Apricot Lane Boutique :: Provo, UT