Artist Statement & Bio
Born: Los Angeles, California, 1974
Lives: Kaysville, Utah
Education: BFA, University of Utah, emphasis in Drawing & Painting, 1996.
My Paintings: Oil paintings of still life, figures, cityscapes and once in a while a stray plein air landscape. Whatever my mood prescribes.
What I Do: Paint and draw, watch tv and movies, walk around to look, sit in the shade, play with my kids, read good books, grow vegetables, drive carpools, clean house, and paint whenever I can.
Dreams: Live in Europe, sell lots of paintings, keep life-long friends, have happy children, travel everywhere, eat locally.
Family: I have an unpredictable but supportive husband and 3 unique little girls that make my life very full.
“Art is the desire of a woman to express herself, to record the reactions of her personality to the world she lives in.” –Amy Lowell
My ultimate desire in my painting is to express my struggles, emotions, frustrations and joys through images. I use my own life as a study and a place to draw from. Meeting or rejecting expectations of those around me, finding that perfect balance that alludes me, living a happy and fulfilling life. These are some of my emotional subjects. I paint the objects that surround me. My paintings are my thoughts, my insecurities and my day-to-day routines. Painting is personal to me.
I see paint as a tangible tool to record my reactions to the world. I am a woman, I am a mother, I am a painter. One does not exist without the other, they are intertwined, and they compliment each other.
“Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings.” –George Tooker
Exhibits & Awards:
Honored Artists of Utah Show, merit award, Alpine Art, SLC Utah. 2013
300 Plates Invitational, Art Access, SLC, Utah. 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Springville Museum of Art, solo show, Springville, Utah. 2011
Artist Magazine Annual Art Competition, finalist. 12. 2008, 2009, 2010.
Southwest Art Magazine, artist to watch. 3.2009
Springville Salon 2008, merit award. Springville, Utah, 5.2008
Utah Women Artist Exhibition, honorable mention. SLC Utah, 1.2007
Springville Salon, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,2012, 2013. Springville, Utah.
Art & Soup, juried exhibition, 2005, 2006.
Park City Arts Festival, Park City, Utah. 8.2005
Art in the Park, best 2-D. Clinton, Iowa. 2004
2 Rivers Art Exhibition, purchase award. Des Moines, Iowa. 2003
Valley Junction Art Festival, best in show. Des Moines, Iowa. 9.2003
Valley Junction Art Festival, best 2-D. Des Moines, Iowa. 5.2003
Iowa Exhibited 17, honorable mention. Des Moines, Iowa. 2002
Terzian Galleries, Park City, Utah. 2005 – current. Terziangalleries.com
Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas. 2009 – current. Wallyworkman.com
Fibonacci Fine Arts, St. George, Utah. 2013 – current. Fibonaccifinearts.com