History

And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
~Friedrich Nietzsche

My History. I see the world in tones and colors.

I am a published and gallery displayed artist and travel across the United States participating in art festivals.  The most important thing to me is my vision.

I fell in love with visual imagery while working as a graphic designer. Wanting to understand what makes a good image. What went into creating the work that pulled at my heartstrings.  I would describe my work as emotionally cinematic. I shoot mostly strong emotional pieces that may even be a bit dark or macabre but still feminine and beautiful. I like my work to let the viewer experience the emotion and let their imagination tell a story. This is what I do, this is how I feel, this is who I am.

I create using digital, film ,wet plate collodion, and formats such as cyanotypes and van dyke browns and wax encaustics. I am constantly trying to evolve my art to evoke my feelings into an image that will match the vision in my head. Art is ever evolving and a beautiful challenge.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
~Edgar Allan Poe

Artist Statement

For me the purpose of life, the purpose of my imagery, is to compel others to pause. Using photographic mediums digital, film and wet plate collodion I work to create images that will inspire emotion. To tell a story using only a few seconds out of life. I hope that work moves those who see it to stop for a second and ponder. Maybe a memory or a song, some words, a time or place. This is what it does for me. This is what all art that moves me does for me.

I love to shoot with very loose concepts. My editing style or aesthetic is inspired by the work itself, as well as my current mood, and feeling. I attempt to let every image tell its own story, and help to create the feminine emotion that I find comforting to my soul, and hopefully others. My themes tend to be based on the beauty and darkness of feminine form. With a certain melancholy or macabre undertone.

Numbering

Fine Art Prints:

  • Signed and Numbered. Any print, all sizes 11″x14″ or larger limited to either 1 to 3, 1 to 5, or 1 to 11
  • Mini Prints. Any print, 8″x10″ and 5″x7″ unlimited

Wax Encaustic:

  • Signed and Numbered. Any print, all sizes 11″x14″ or larger limited to 1 to 3
  • Mini Works. Any Print, 6″x6″ and 8″x10″ unlimited

Exhibition

  • Downtown Artist Collective, UT
  • Deep Ellum Arts Festival, Dallas TX
  • Lubbock Arts Festival, Lubbock TX
  • Wells Street Festival, Chicago IL
  • Redlands Festival of Art, Redlands CA
  • Fringe Festival, Salt Lake City UT
  • Taste of Colorado, Denver CO
  • Art City Austin, Austin TX
  • Pride Festival, Salt Lake City UT
  • Fall Festival, Bend OR
  • UAA (Utah Arts Alliance), Salt Lake City UT
  • Submerged in Art, Salt Lake City UT
  • Sketch Cabaret (Featured Artist), Salt Lake City UT
  • Raw Artist, Salt Lake City UT
  • Raw Artist, Las Vegas NV
  • Gallery 4N5, San Francisco CA
  • Utah Arts Festival Gallery, Salt Lake City UT
  • Utah Arts Festival, Salt Lake City UT
  • Urban Arts Gallery, Salt Lake City UT
  • Urban Arts Festival, Salt Lake City UT
  • Craft Lake City, Salt Lake City UT
  • Gallery of Contemporary Art and Design, Salt Lake City UT
  • Park Silly Market, Park City UT
  • White Party (Featured Artist), Salt Lake City UT
  • First Friday, Las Vegas NV
  • On The Edge, San Francisco CA
  • Comic Con, Salt Lake City UT
  • Denton Festival of Arts, Denton TX
  • Pecan Street Festival, Austin TX
  • Bellevue Arts and Museum Show, WA

Publication

  • Vogue Italia:  link
  • Gothesque Magazine
  • Senza Respiro Magazine
  • Salt Lake Tribune
  • Now Magazine
  • KSL.com
  • CityWeekly
  • Fixe Magazine