As an artist we have to make ends meet in many ways for art alone rarely takes care of it all. If you happen to be a single mom artist that becomes a tortuous endeavor. We have to adapt and work harder than most in order to pursue our dreams. My day jobs are: painting homes, anywhere from interior flat walls, trims and more to decorative wall designs and murals, to sculpted stone interior and exterior. I am proud of all my works.
2D mural of Midrex's foundry in Egypt
For this plant we opted to do more of a tromp l'oeil than a 2D mortar due to the intricacy of the factory guts and not anticipating exactly what was required. We had a general idea and luckily we opted to do a tromp vs. a mortar 2D because we ended up having to alter many details on pipes and conveyor belts and add drums to render the idea.
March 27, 2015
2D rendition of a MiDrex plant
Midrex is an iron pellet manufacturing company, they have plants all over the globe. They wanted a two dimensional rendition of their very first plant in their lunch/teaching room; this is a mix 2D and trompe l'oeil mortar/paint rendition of it.
March 27, 2015
My oasis - Private beach
a sweet customer, seeking a bit of solace in his own living room, commissioned me to paint a this private beach on his 18' wide, 7' tall den wall. He already had sketches drawn out, and a bullet list of all he wanted on the mural. Here it is. He was ecstatic!
Batman and Robin take the city, a boy's room
Pink Zebra a girls room
a commissioned paint job, this young lady loved pink, this is the color she brought to us and requested the zebra lines, her linens were the same design.
Chirdren's Waiting room at the DA's office
the Charlotte criminal Justice Court room has a waiting room for the children involved in criminal cases. There they wait to be called to testify against their oppressor. They are already terrified and traumatized. The room was a regular room, the DA and the staff felt they could bring a bit of respite or take the children's mind off the upcoming trial by giving them a lovely room to sit and wait. They called on the only artist they knew and she brought her village to create this safe haven for the children in Charlotte.
media and accolades
Proud moments captured in Print and video
Free Times Newspaper - Columbia SC 2017
Article on my plastic maritime installation @ Tapps
Levine Center for The Arts - February 2017 run
Long Live Arts ad Campaign for the Levine Center for the Arts, they wanted to highlight the artist behind the art in some of their campaigns...
Levine Center For The Arts
Levine Center for the Arts is one of Charlotte’s premier cultural destinations, home to Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture, John S. and James L. Knight Theater, and Mint Museum Uptown. The Center was made possible through the support of the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Campaign for Cultural Facilities, and The Leon Levine Foundation, one of the country’s largest and most impactful philanthropic organizations, along with the generosity of Bank of America Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, and Duke Energy Foundation, among many others.
Adams Outdoor Advertising takes the dress to the ArtPop Unveiling Celebration.
Levine Center for the Arts print ad
The Levine Center used my piece in the printed at on Charlotte Happenings!! So honored!!!
Outdoor Is In (a fashion show using recycled billboards)
Adams Outdoor commissioned 18 wearable pieces entirely made from recycled vinyls from their top customers in appreciation of a long business relationship.
Art Pop 2014 winner of the newsstand public banner organized by ASC
ArtPop 2014 winner
offered by Adams Outdoor and ASC
Charlotte Culture Guide 2014
Ciel Gallery Newsletter 2014
Charlotte Art League bio
4.15.14 time warner News
An article of a mural I collaborated on
collaborative work on mural
9-2014 Lake Norman Magazine - Charlotte Observer
what a lovely spread
Charlotte Observer 5.14
this piece was written with regards to a collaborative mural I worked on
5.2014 Caroline Coolige Blog
Charlotte Observer 3.2014
5.2014 Charlotte Fashion Guild
ecoFAB trash couture
4.2014 charlotte observer
ecoFAB Trash Couture involvement
1.2014 Ciel Gallery blog
this blog is about the ArtPop winners
Mooresville Art League 6.2012
Herald Weekly 4.2012
Charlotte Art League 5.2013
Lake Norman News
Creative Loafing 9.12
this article was about the DNC's Sustainable fashion