I was raised in an old, yellow farm house, surrounded by family and god’s most beautiful creations. Growing up, my days were often spent adventuring outside with my dogs. I enjoyed hiking out to the creek to collect rocks, while also taking home some floral souvenirs I picked along the way. Remembering these simple memories give me comfort when life seems to get complicated. A lot of my best memories were with animals. Some of which consist of rescuing wild baby bunnies, welcoming any old Tom cat that walked our way, and even saving a baby raccoon named Meeco. I believe our compassion towards animals, reveal the true human spirit each of us possess. I love to capture that passion, and those pure, simple moments that I remember as a child. I paint to encourage us, and myself, that we can still appreciate and create those special moments.
I typically paint on wood and other unique surfaces. Wood has a unique natural texture, thats effortlessly beautiful. I love leaving it exposed against my thick layers of paint. I gravitate towards rich earthy tones, but you can often find a little vibrant color peaking out beneath the surface.
I was raised in Shepherdsville, Kentucky and nicknamed doodlebug since the day I was born. Little did my family know, I would grow up with the constant desire to create. My Mother had a passion for art and had passed it along to me. I remember sitting beside her, as I studied her every stoke. She inspired me to practice and continue learning. It wasn’t long before I began creating art of my own!
When the time came, I decided to put my skills to the test. I packed my bags and headed to Eastern Kentucky University to pursue my dream as a designer and artist. After 5 years of dedication, I graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design. I landed my first design job in Ohio, which meant packing my bags once again, but this time on my own. It was then that I started this business (more just for fun), to pass the time when I was alone in my apartment.
As the holidays approached, the majority of our department was let go. This was a huge disappointment to me, but ended up being a blessing in disguise. This challenge I faced was hard, but it led me back to my amazing family, and gifted me with more time to grow my business.
It’s been a little over a year since I’ve started this business. It still has a lot of growing to do, but I’m trusting my journey. As my nana always said, “ You can only plant one tulip at a time. Have patience, and one day you will have your field of tulips”
When I’m not working on a project, you can find me spending time with my fur babies Tobey, Louie, and Deuce. I take every chance I can to eat home cooked meals with family, and I enjoy visiting close friends on the weekends!