Nashville, TN | Painting, Mixed Media, Drawing
I grew up in Franklin Tennessee, drawing before I could talk. I graduated from Watkins College of Art and Design back in 2007 with a degree in fine art. After school, I wrote art reviews and lived in an intentional urban gardening community here in Nashville. Then, I went to grad school at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. I recently graduated and moved back to Nashville to reconnect with my family and friends. I’m completing my first novel.
I am multidisciplinary, working with stop motion animation, writing, and painting. I try to fuse my strengths as a storyteller and a painter with my sensitivity to materials and ideas. For example, Always Never Now, a series of six-foot, theatrical collages show bizarre, uncanny scenes of catastrophe and destruction. Trumpeters announce car wrecks, and bright banners with enigmatic messages fly in chalk black backgrounds. With a bleak sense of humor they touch on the political and religious and recall a thread of grotesque art that stems from Goya to John Bock. The title, Always Never Now, describes the delayed sense of becoming that comes with social and personal revolutions.