Hello! I’m delighted that you found your way to my little corner of the internet and I appreciate that you’ve taken the time to sift through my work.
Having spent my entire life living, hiking, and exploring the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, nature is where I feel most in awe, alive, and at peace. I’m inspired by the intricate details that are easily-overlooked in organic material, like tiny sporophytes stretching above a moss bed. I’m inspired by the changes in character of a landscapes as the sun moves across the sky, like when a mountainsides come alive at sunrise. For me, the practice of painting is a meditative, laser-focused study of the flora, fauna, geology, climate, colors, and textures of a place. In this way, creating art allows me to better explore the world and deepens my appreciation for the places that make it truly unique.
I graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Media Arts and Design which has led me to jobs in the graphic design and web development industry. Tiny Pine is my way of combining all the things I’ve learned so far into an outlet where I can share my creativity with people and create meaningful pieces of art that celebrates the special places and memories in their lives. I named this passion project “Tiny Pine” as both an homage to my favorite tree and as a representation of the studio itself; a one-woman show dedicated to artisanship.
When I’m not making art, you can find me wrangling tomato plants in the garden, binge-watching dystopian sci-fi, or hiking with my husband, Kevin, and our 2 dogs.