Artist bio

Atlanta, Georgia is my home and where my husband and I are raising our four children. For years I have studied art and enjoyed creating it when I had the opportunity. In 2019, I started painting every day in my basement studio. Painting has become a passion, which brings me much joy and peace in the stillness of the morning. Working sometimes with oil and cold wax and other times with acrylic, I always use many types of mark making tools. Scraping and marking are a large part of my process and why I prefer to work on wood panels. As I layer the paint, I transition between playing, reflecting and refining the image. Each painting has a soul and sometimes it is easily found while other times it is not. Many of my pieces have scripture references with them. My faith in God and belief that He loves each one of us and is present in our daily lives influences my work and the images I create.


In His Service



Artist Statement

As we have gone through this time of pandemic, I have thought alot about our call to Christ Service in all situations. Amid the conflict and fear, we are called to show love in our actions and words to everyone. Not just those who agree with our opinions, but all people.

How it fits into contest

In this painting you see a figure that appears to have a bowed head, but stands with strength and the bold strokes of paint resemble the sword of the Spirit. As this figure stands in the light and peace of God, they are strengthened by the Holy Spirit and put on the armor of God through quiet communion with Him. This is what we each need to do every morning to face the day and be able to exemplify Christ in our lives.


While I paint, I listen to Christian podcasts and music. Some of my favorites are
Dr. Charles Stanley - In Touch Ministries
Andy Stanley - Your Move with Andy Stanley
Lauren Daigle - Musical Artist

How to Purchase this Artwork

$395 - Through my website:

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