Hand-drawn custom portraits & quirky gifts.
I care about the intersection of art and people. I want my art to tell a story, make someone smile, deepen a connection, mark an important event. I grew up in a small town in New England and have being living in the South for almost a decade. I have a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
here is what I'm passionate about:
1. People and the things that make them, *them.*
I’m most inspired by people's quirks, passions and the accomplishments that make them proud.
2. Tradition and celebration as a way to mark life’s transitions.
I want to help you capture a memory and create a new heirloom. I care about commemorating rights of passage, unions, big events, beginnings and ends (graduations, weddings and commitments, baby showers, new jobs, retirement…)
3. Connections between people who bring out the best in each other.
This can include friends, coworkers, teams, mentors, couples, siblings, parents and families. It can also include the people that make your life better in small ways: your bus driver, mail carrier, hairdresser…
4. Giving good gifts.
A good gift is personal, memorable, and highlights what you most love about the person you are giving it to.
5. Collaborative art processes.
I want to listen to your story and make sure it comes to life in the portrait. And then, when it arrives in your mailbox and you open it up, I want you to smile.
I am excited to hear from you about the people you love and why you love them.