“There is something in the repeated refrains of nature.”
As children, we have a sense of wonder that often fades as we grow—but my passion is to keep that youthful spirit of discovery alive through the process of observing and creating.
My heart continues to be amazed by the natural world we live in and I want to share this through the words and images of my work. By teaching others to love nature, we encourage empathy, and in that we are saving the world.
For all of her life, Lacey has been a prisoner without even realizing it. Her dad rarely let her, her little sister, or her mama out of his sight. But their situation changes suddenly and dramatically the day her grandparents arrive to help them leave. It’s the beginning of a different kind of life for Lacey, and at first she has a hard time letting go of her dad’s rules. Gradually though, his hold on her lessens, and her days become filled with choices she’s never had before. Now Lacey can take pleasure in sketching the world as she sees it in her nature journal. And as she spends more time outside making things grow and creating good memories with family and friends, she feels her world opening up and blossoming into something new and exciting.
MFA, Hollins University '19
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design '04
Maine Duck Stamp Artist '11, '14, '17', '20
Brush with Nature Plein Air Event
Rachel Carson 50th Anniversary poetry contest
Kentucky National Wildlife, OVAL, 3rd Fifth Bank Award
Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award
NESCBWI 4x4 Mentorship Program
NESCBWI Ruth Landers Glass Scholarship
Hollins FBC Ruth Sanderson Award
Hollins FBC Margaret Kates Award
Hollins FBC People's Choice Award
Art and nature have always been my passions. There's something special about sharing it with others. I hope that you will follow along as I build my Skillshare classes, sharing my love of art with you.