Posts in Art + Inspiration
Beaufort Sailboat Elopement

Living here on the North Carolina seaside, I am so happy to call it home. It is a blessing knowing some incredible creatives who make my work more fulfilling than I could have imagined, and I am excited to share this gorgeous shoot that graces the pages of the most recent The Carolinas Magazine!

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Lowtide

Doing a commissioned painting is not just about capturing someone else's vision for a piece of art for their home, it is more importantly a tiny journey into another person's heart. And if along the way I make twists and turns, that doesn't really matter in a negative way. Those redirections within the painting process bring about something that is far more captivating in the end than that which would have come about taking the easy way.

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Coastal Airlie

Last spring I coordinated my first styled shoot, and let me tell you, it is so much more work than I imagined! Whew (wiping off that literally sweaty forehead)! Being pretty new to the area, it was so much fun getting to know other wedding vendors in the area and work to create something that embodied the relaxed coastal, Southern vibe that is in the very air we breath here in Wilmington. 

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Ecclectic Table Inspiration

There is something about this table that transports me to family gatherings at my grandparents' house. Maybe it's the dainty crystal dishes of fruit, or the green stem wear with a vibe reminiscent of the Seventies. 

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Play in the Sand

Mathias is 9 month old, and it's absolutely astonishing how quickly time flies! Ever since he was born, people kept telling me how quickly babies grow and to relish ever moment. I can't relish enough! Just this last weekend he learned to how clap his hands, at a Super Bowl party of all things. I love watching his intent gaze studying his little fingers and then his toothy smile grinning up at me for praise as he pats his hands together. I am realizing more and more what an incredible job it is being a mama.

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Monday Inspiration! Water and Art: How Painting Can Mimic The Sea

With painting I have come to realize that it’s not about perfection… it’s quite the opposite actually! For me, it’s all about embracing uniqueness in imperfections, learning from and finding new strength in failure and grasping endless joy in discovery!

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