I previously studied Visual Communications and graduated in 2008 but found a love for hand painting and decorative crafts in the following years. Although I’ve always enjoyed painting by hand I took a more dedicated approach to learning a variety of techniques and I thoroughly enjoyed looking to nature and fashion for inspiration. From there I naturally gravitated to surface pattern where I could combine both interests.
I’m drawn to nature themes and painterly aesthetics from expressive styles like Vera Neumann to more traditional illustrative expressions like Pierre-Joseph Redoute. Over this past year I rediscovered my love of vintage patterns and gained a new found enjoyment in fabric dying and traditional textile crafts to combine with my illustrative floral designs.