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 sixteen, I was selected for my first solo exhibition at the Tulsa Artists’ Coalition. In the following years, I received my BFA from the Kansas City Arts Institute and opened and co-curated the Grothaus+Pearl Gallery in the historic Crossroads Art District. After returning to Tulsa in 2008, I created my first installation “Mono-No-Aware” for the 2011 Momentum Exhibition with an honorarium from The Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition. In 2012 I followed a boy to Australia (he's my husband now). While working abroad my piece “Mermaid” was selected for the permanent collection of the Bundaberg Regional Gallery, Queensland. We returned to Tulsa in 2014 after my exhibition proposal “Wundrian” was chosen for the Living Arts New Genre Festival. I gave birth to our son in January 2017. In 2018 I was one of five artists commissioned to create “The Experience” an immersive, interactive installation for The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, ahha Tulsa, the exhibit will run through 2019. I have also set a gentle goal of completing my next body of work by 2020, based on prompts from the Tarot … please stay tuned!