I am a conceptual portraitist exploring the ways in which our identity is shaped, both from within ourselves and by society at large. My painting raises consciousness about issues that matter to me as a woman, a creative and compassionate person, and a lover of nature.
I am currently painting works for my series, I Believe in Ghosts, which explores a female perspective on living with the lasting psychological impact of repeated sexual trauma, as well as considers what role high culture plays in enabling sexual violence against women and girls.
I was on the shortlist to exhibit at the 2018 & 2019 BP Portrait Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, UK. My work has found homes in public and private collections in 16 countries around the world.
My work recently exhibited at the Museum of Northern California Art, the Susquehanna Art Museum in Pennsylvania, and in Art Elevated, an open air gallery in New York City's Garment District.
Originally from Minnesota, I moved west after studying painting and drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and now live and work in Healdsburg, California.