Henry David Thoreau said, "Live the life you have imagined." And since a very young age, I have imagined myself living the life of an artist and illustrator. In fact, my very first career aspiration in preschool was to be an artist for children's books.
Like Thoreau's Walden, I grew up in a cabin in the woods and credit this nature-filled existence with my love of flowing lines, rich color, and affinity for creatures (especially cats) all seen through my oil paintings. Both my mother and grandmother are artists and encouraged me to draw for recreation and expression, so I spent most of my childhood drawing. I began winning statewide art awards as early as first grade.
I am a Mississippi artist, who grew up in Madison, and currently working and living in Water Valley, MS. I graduated from Madison Ridgeland Academy in 2009, then from The University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2013. At the end of my senior year, I fell in love with an artist and man of my dreams. We got married June 27, 2015 and welcomed our son Royce to the world on April 27, 2017.
Work with Me
While I am a graphic designer, I am not a one-trick pony. I’m a portrait painter, photographer, web designer, web developer, and graphic designer. My diverse work has led to branding projects and work carried in Whole Foods, Community Trust Bank, and Home2 Suites by Hilton in Oxford. My work has been featured in Inspiration Mississippi, Invitation Oxford, I Do Y'all, Mud and Magnolias, HottyToddy.com, and Huggalugs.com.
I would love to create something original for you!