I work primarily with drawing mediums and encaustic 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 moved I to Australia and subsequently my piece “Mermaid” was selected for the permanent collection of the Bundaberg Regional Gallery, Queensland. I returned to Tulsa in 2014 after my installation “Wundrian” was selected for the Living Arts New Genre Festival. I became a mother in 2017, and in 2018 I was commissioned to create "Journey to the Center of the Universe" an immersive, interactive installation for “The Experience” by ahha Tulsa. This exhibit ran through 2019. As we weathered the storm that was 2020, I began experimenting with new techniques, mediums and emotions, you can see the new series Fulcrum here. As 2021 settles into being I have enjoyed an online residency with the School of Visual Art NYC, and recently returned home after a residency with the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.