When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a princess

princess painting.

Spending hours pouring over lush fairy tale illustrations in my grandmother’s attic, I internalized a vision of landscape inseparable from the drama of life. Climbing trees and running through the fields and woods of Pennsylvania and Virginia, I imagined trolls and unicorns around every bend, visualizing the settings of my favorite myths and novels.

As an artist, I am immersed in the distillation of landscape with narrative rather than purely descriptive intent. Utilizing familiar imagery from the natural world, I explore psychological passage and growth: finding joy, accepting loss, releasing regret. In the way that fairy tales dramatize elements of life, my paintings illuminate aspects of human endeavor.