I work primarily with drawing mediums to create realistic yet altered figurative portraits. I also am an installation artist, who explores imagery of houses, forts, and fantasy spaces to create playful realms, and re-explore classic symbolism. I first became known for my vibrant figurative work in 2000 when, at the age of sixteen, I was selected for my first gallery exhibition at the Tulsa Artists’ Coalition. In the following years, I received my BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and opened and co-curated the Grothaus+Pearl Gallery in the Kansas City Crossroads gallery district. After returning to Tulsa Oklahoma in 2008, I created my first “fort” installation “Mono-no-aware” for the 2011 Momentum exhibition with the generous help of a Spotlight Honorarium from the Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition. In 2012 I moved to Queensland, Australia to be with my soon to be husband Jonathan. While working abroad my piece “Mermaid” was selected for the permanent collection of the Bundaberg Regional Gallery, Queensland, Australia. Jonathan and I returned to Tulsa in 2014 after my proposed exhibition “Wundrian” was chosen for the Living Arts New Genre Festival. I gave birth to our son in January 2017, and this year I am working as one of five lead artists on “THE EXPERIENCE” an in depth immersive, interactive art installation for The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa’s Hardest Arts Center, The exhibition will open in June 2018 and run throuogh the following year. I have also set a gentle goal of completing my next body of work, based on the 22 cards of the Major Arcana of the Tarot by 2020… please stay tuned.