The Journey Collection

An artistic walk through time

"Tell me, what do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

Mary Oliver

The Journey Collection

This collection is curated from 15 years worth of art, following the artistic journey from college, through newly married life, and into motherhood and beyond.


Scroll down to view the different sections of the Journey Collection, read each section's story, and click the individual paintings to read their significance.


College Era

These paintings are from my Junior and Senior year as a Two Dimensional Studio Art major. As a student, I had no real style or focus (which is normal for students), I just knew I loved portraits and I loved to create art.
But even without a real focus, you can trace the very beginnings of ideas and imagery that I use to this day!

Click each painting to read their stories


Ocean Period

After graduating college and getting married, we moved to the Virginia Beach area. I worked full-time as a professional

cleaner, scrubbing mud out of post-construction tubs, leaning out of third story windows, trying to vacuum newly installed carpet in homes without air conditioning, in the middle of summer.

You can imagine I spent a lot of time thinking about that beach nearby!
The ocean and its inhabitants were a huge source of inspiration and calm to me during a time when I couldn't do a

lot of painting, but loved every moment that I could.

Click each painting below to read more!