What inspired you to become an artist?
I had a passion for fashion in High School and enjoyed drawing. I loved and obsessed, studying the latest trends in fashion magazines, and would try to illustrate them. In college I took it up a notch and painted during my time at undergrad. Once I graduated, I continued to develop my skills to get to the point I am at today.
What was your favorite project to date?
This question is so hard to answer because I have enjoyed creating each individual commission that I have received from customers. My biggest acknowledgment to date on social was when I was featured in Hello Magazine, and I also was reposted on Elle Decor, Valentino, Joanna Coles, and Amy Astley’s page on Instagram. That is always really cool. I love when people share my work and tag me in the photos.
Why don't you draw faces in your illustrations?
I was in a painting class taking a critique on my work. The teacher mentioned to me that the lack of faces was distracting to her. I told her that I personally prefer not to draw faces because, for me, it's more important to focus on the fashion rather than the people.
My overall goal is to provide a sense to my audience that the figures in the illustration could be any woman. I think when you give an image features, it can isolate the audience. My approach allows people to imagine that they could be that individual too. It gives my paintings a unique look. Some people love it, some people hate it, but here's the thing, it's art and it's open to interpretation.