I am a graduate of The Maryland Institute College of art, and a recipient of a The Maryland State Arts Council Grant. I have lived most of my life in Baltimore and currently reside in a rural part of Maryland with my husband and our two kids. I try to travel when possible, I find it greatly effects my work as well as my peace of mind. I work in various mediums, primary oil paint and encaustic.
The majority of my work explores basic emotional states. We've all found ourselves in varying situations of confinement, camaraderie, reverie and desolation. There are moments when we are part of a community, and moments where we are isolated. These scenarios might evoke a different emotional reaction for each individual depending on time and place. I intend to bring attention to this universal human condition
Within each of my painting I also find a joy in the tactile. I create abstracted moments that reference a particular composition usually found in nature. I am drawn to beautiful moments within a painting. There is the small nuances that a color, line or texture can create. Sometimes that beauty is enough.
You can find my CV here.
I am a partner at CARVE OUT TIME FOR ART. My work can be found at West Elm Baltimore as a WEST ELM LOCAL ARTIST. My work has been featured in the book ARTIST OF SOCIAL MEDIA, and magazines COUNTRY LIVING MODERN RUSTIC December 2017, 25 BEAUTIFUL HOMES December 2017 & COUNTRY LIVING UK January 2018
HOW SHE CREATES podcast December 5, 2017, KRISTIN SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY blog March 2017, CYL blog March 2017, ART BUSINESS ESSENTIALS Alexis Castillo March 2017, "Who do I think I am?" RISING TIDE SOCIETY blog, "Makers to know" Bianca Bello, "Carve Out Time for Art, Mother Artist Interview" Marissa Huber
I am also a partner with Marissa Huber in an exciting project: Carve Out Time for Art. Our mission is to cultivate a positive and nurturing community for creatives who want to find time to satisfy this part of their identity. We do this by fostering conversations, connecting creatives with resources, and showing people they are not alone. Join us here!