Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently?
Shelby, North Carolina, USA
Currently live in Winston-Salem, NC
What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?
Just comes naturally, can’t think of a time I wasn’t drawing or making something, even if it was doodling in the fog on a window pane.
Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding?
As a very small child I would ride down long hills face-first on my skateboard, lying on my belly. This is a very good way to cover yourself in scar tissue; I highly recommend it. My Favorite skateboarder would be my parter-in-crime in this practice: Kim Allison.
Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?
I am inspired by many artists. Frida Kahlo and Cindy Sherman come to mind. Also a fan of the german expressionists and of the Spanish painter El Greco.
When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing?
I am a graphic designer, print-maker, gardener, traveler and I try to enjoy and absorb whatever moment I am in as best I can.
Who are your biggest influences?
Making art doesn't require special tools or education. I am influenced and inspired by anyone who embraces that thought and creates without fear. There is a Picasso quote that goes something like “Taste Kills Creativity”. If you can live by that you will make true art.
What mediums do you enjoy working in?
I love experimenting with screen printing on distressed and found fabrics. I also work on paper and wood in media of all kinds.