Something I took for granted over the course of my undergraduate career is how different the work you make is when fueled by a community. Often, the reality of the world you are thrust out upon graduation is very different from the environment that a studio art program fosters. I’m lucky to count one of… Continue reading Art in unconventional spaces
I have a lot of updating to do around here on the blog with recent work and hopefully some new work too. I’ll be setting up my Etsy shop in the coming days too! The dust is starting to settle as I transition into the next phase of my life and career. That last marathon… Continue reading Surprise, I graduated!
Between Two Cities is a capstone exhibition of the way my work has developed during my time studying at Austin Peay State University. I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to London (and will be going back shortly), a place that held a lot of space in my head and imagination. Living in… Continue reading Between Two Cities, Nashville/London-New exhibition at Main Street Art Gallery
My collection of London drawings and watercolors are going to be included in the February Nashville Downtown Art Crawl with other work that demonstrates the mentorship opportunities available to students at Austin Peay State University. This show is curated by Paul Collins, President of the Coop Gallery in Nashville and will be located next to… Continue reading Upcoming Work on Display
Hello World, Thanks for stopping by. I have a confession. I’m a little obsessed with glass plate negatives. I’ve started scouring flea markets, antique shops, and Ebay in the hopes of finding interesting and visually appealing glass plates. I love an excuse to do a little research and peak into what someone thought was important to… Continue reading Glass Plates and Family Photographs
The back to school crunch is approaching as I wrap up summer classes and projects I won’t have time for in the fall. I’m sharing today something I’m excited about. I’ve expanded my knowledge in Photoshop and have started working on some personal family photographs. While visiting with my Nana for her 90th birthday, I… Continue reading Eek Summer is almost over!
Well the semester is coming to a close and I’ve been neglecting updates here. I’m still recovering from my trip to London, or should I say mourning my return to the States. I finished work on my icon paintings and promptly had to prepare for my presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium at Austin Peay… Continue reading Still the worst blogger, but a good student!
I swear I’ll go into more detail soon, but here is my newest work after loads of research and experimentation. Part of a larger research project this painting is part of my work to paint select members of the 27 Club in the style of Byzantine and Medieval icon paintings. When I went to London… Continue reading Jim Morrison Icon
During my research one of the traditional methods to gesso wood and the linen mounted on the wood was to use animal glue. While I’m not attaching linen on top of the wood I wanted to create a surface for the paint to adhere to the wood. I decided that I wanted to try using… Continue reading Gelatin as gessso
I’m working on a project for school creating contemporary versions of Byzantine and Russian Orthodox Icons. I’ve been researching extensively the historical methods that these icons were created using tempera paint on wood with gold gilding. While I will not be using the exact methods that these works of art were made with I am… Continue reading Modern Icons