I have always had an interest in drawing and painting since childhood. Born and raised in Clifton, Texas, a small community with big art influence, I have been impacted by art all my life.
My interest in art and desire to help people in need led me to a profession in orthotics and prosthetics, where I have an outlet to create art in designing and fabricating braces and prosthetic limbs for people. This profession has also led me to an opportunity to do mission work where I have had the privilege to serve as a board member and volunteer prosthetist/orthotist with Prosthetic Promises In His Name, a non-profit focused in providing prosthetic services in Zambia, Africa.
Though working in the medical profession, I have maintained a focus in continuing to develop my art through the years. In 2020, I transitioned to part-time hours in orthotics and prosthetics and part-time as a working artist. For the past six years, I have focused on mural painting, both indoor and outdoor, which is my outlet to work on a large scale. On a small scale, I work mostly in acrylic painting, though enjoy working in other mediums such as mixed media, colored pencil and watercolor.
I like to experiment with different ideas and techniques, and my subject matter is varied. When people ask, I like to describe my style as "whatever pops into my head". My work is inspired by my life experiences and passions. I feel that I let my art speak for my true self. Though a soft-spoken introvert, my work is often represented in bold colors, depictions with symbolism and overarching themes of inspiration and empowerment. My fascination with art is that it is never wrong---it is my expression and how I interpret things---in a world that so often feels black and white, that comforts me and allows me to deliver a message of love and inspiration to the world.