|Born on a small farm in the mountains of rural North Carolina, I was drawn to natural beauty from the start of my life. Living without television and internet, I turned to the fields and forests of our farm for inspiration. It was in pondering sunsets and wading through creeks that I discovered my need for adventure and creation. And when winter would set in shutting me inside, I would pick up a pencil and draw.
Drawing began with animals and portraits of friends and family. Then in my teens I discovered the world of ballet and pursued it as a career. After six years of dancing, in 2014 I left the stage and returned to my first love, visual art...more