Through these figurative narratives, I aspire to create a space for contemplation, empathy, and a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the feminine experience.
I began to explore portrait painting in November of 2021 in response to a studio plan for graduate school. It started with one portrait then quickly turned into 33 portraits by February. On March 24th I had a Solo show exhibiting the pieces at the Boyd Gallery. the original beloved girls are all featured on this page, some have found homes others would love to be yours. As I kept working in the series, they began to have floral headpieces. The newest girls all have luscious floral arrangements garnishing their heads symbolizing new growth and radiant beauty.
The original girls in the series each have a story....be sure to click and read.
the beloved series aka "the girls"