My senses are my profession, so I respect them and listen to them with great interest. 

My art, like my life, is heavily influenced by my sensory experience. I see sound as color. It hurts to touch some common textures, like towels. I will always have sunglasses, and often noise-canceling headphones in my bag. And, I feel most myself barefooted.

The way my brain processes sensory information is similar to the way autistic adults' brains process sensory input. I am grateful for this beyond my art (and despite any and all pain caused to me) because it has given me so much in common with people I love, some of whom started as strangers, others as family.

My attention to my senses makes my work more vibrant, colorful and rich in texture. Creating a portrait, for me as an artist, is about respecting my neurodivergence and celebrating the beauty of our shared experience as artist and artist's model.

I paint 3-5 commissioned portraiture artworks and limited series solo per year. Start your commission(s) here. 


  "Constellations", 2013 (ABOVE) hung in  the Martha G  ault Art Gallery,  as part of 'SELF: An International Juried Exhibit of Women's Self Portraiture', at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. 

 "Constellations", 2013 (ABOVE) hung in the Martha Gault Art Gallery, as part of 'SELF: An International Juried Exhibit of Women's Self Portraiture', at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. 

 "Hummingbird", 2012 (ABOVE) hung in "The Intersection of Painting and Photography: A Father-Daughter Journey Through Art" in Sertoma Arts Center, Raleigh, NC. 

"Hummingbird", 2012 (ABOVE) hung in "The Intersection of Painting and Photography: A Father-Daughter Journey Through Art" in Sertoma Arts Center, Raleigh, NC.