I was the kid who sat in the back of the classroom drawing all day. I have been an art geek since the age of six, meaning being an artist is a massive part of who I am.
I'm an introvert who uses this to her advantage by being a personal fly on the wall. However, as a neurodivergent person on the autism spectrum, I sympathize with those like myself and guide them so they can be just as expressive and beautiful without changing their demeanor.
At home, I am a mom to three little ones, two who are on the spectrum, and wife to one very tall spouse. My days are often split between balancing being a mother and an artist equally. I love my career because it allows me to work at home with my family.
I am a creative storyteller combining documentary and fine art by using light directional cues to create an evocative yet naturally flowing style. My work focuses on showing expressive personalities, real emotions, and the missed in-between moments.
Nerdy • music lover • Introverted
My beautiful children.
my best friend and husband
traveling and experiencing new adventures
Being an anime and gaming
nerd. Forever. And ever.
the color pink and cherry blossoms
Things that make me
I was always an artist for as long as I can remember. I was the 'girl who draws' while in class because that's all I loved doing. After grade school, I attended trade school for Advertising Art & Design where I was trained in graphic arts. I went on to attend the Art Institute of Philadelphia to major into Photography. I fell in love with photography because it's a simple form of art that requires an eye for framing subjects and coloring it with light.
As a person diagnosed with social anxiety and adhd, it's a challenge to stick to this line of work since it requires me to work with the general public. For years, I fought to try and strive to be like most extroverted people in this profession but struggled in to maintain the false persona. Today, I make it part of my identity to say this is who I am and not let it dictate my overall contribution as an artist. Besides, introverts like pictures, too. And we know how other introverts feel about pictures.
The first video game I ever played was Super Mario Bros on the Nintendo. Yes, a very long time ago. At the age of six, I was so drawn to animation and challenges. Ever since then, I've never stopped gaming. It's funny because I always assumed I would grow out of it and become an 'adult.' Yet as an adult, I decided that I like gaming and eff the standards! Sims 4 and Overwatch are some of my favorites.
Yep. I'm a black nerd and proud. As a kid, it was lonely growing up being the only black girl to engage in these geeky hobbies. But I indulged heavily with Japanese Anime, D&D, and hours of hanging in chat rooms. Now that I'm an adult, I can engage in these hobbies guilt-free knowing it's part of who I am. Over the years, I have watched as nerd life is now embraced and made the norm.
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