Location: USA

One word that describes your style: Purposeful.

I chose that word because I believe that my call is to create meaningful art; art that means something special to me or to someone else.

1. What does a typical day in your life look like?

I'm a wife and a mom to young children, so my days begin with caring for the family. On weeknights when the world is quiet around me and on the weekends, I immerse myself in my work.

2. What does your studio look like?

My studio space currently consists of my desk, my easel, all of my work, and all of my supplies. I'm a very organized person and I tend to only pull out what I need to use at the time. This really helps me to focus clearly on what I'm doing.

There's a wonderful feeling of joy and accomplishment in creating something beautiful from nothing at all. That's what I love.

3. Tell us one unique thing about you / your art.

I'm a second generation artist. I think that my art work has more of a classic or traditional feel merged with my ongoing studies to create better and greater hyperrealistic images.

4. What do you love most about being an artist?

There's a wonderful feeling of joy and accomplishment in creating something beautiful from nothing at all. That's what I love.

5. Which is your favorite art piece so far and what is the story behind it?

My favorite art piece so far is a tough choice between 'Charles, No. 1' and 'Ginger'. Those are the two pieces where I really began to understand the creation of good skin texture, and that was exciting for me.

From left: Charles, No. 1 and Ginger

6. What are 3 things you can’t live without in a day?

Prayer, family, and art.

7. Where do you get inspiration when you need it most?

I like browsing art accounts on Instagram for inspiration. This helps me to identify things that I like or don't like, and gives me an idea of new things that I might want to try.

8. What does success look like to you?

Success looks like happiness. Of course, I would like to touch the world with my art, but overall, my goal is to simply enjoy what I'm doing while I'm sharing it with others.

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