began my love of art in college after covering my dorm room walls with
the works of impressionist artists. Inspired by the prints I looked at
all year, I staked claim on my brother's room after he moved out to a
place of his own. Not liking the red walls I inherited, I asked my
parents if I could paint a full-sized mural of an Italian seaside
village on one of the walls. Figuring it would only cost a can of paint
to cover it, my parents obliged.
Upon seeing the completed work, friends and neighbors kept me busy during my summer breaks creating murals in homes in the Northern Virginia area. Over time, I turned my sights to oil on canvas and continued to pursue my love of painting with anything that inspired me or someone else!
One of my fondest memories is the day that I visited Lake Como, Italy, with one of my best friends.
I fell in love with Como through the eyes of impressionists, so it was a dream come true to see it through my own, capturing pictures to paint along the way to hopefully inspire the next generation
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view my palette knife painting website, featuring my ballerinas:
"Bella in Blue", oil, 18" x 24"
"Rebecca", oil on canvas, 24" x 24"
"Ella", oil on canvas, 11" x 14"