I am such a fan of her bold and bright works that are certain to bring a smile.
Enjoy getting to know
What is your training?
I have a BA from Arcadia University
and a super fresh MFA in painting from Illinois State University.
What inspires you and your designs?
Routines, rituals, and habits. Things we do everyday, nonchalantly. Put on the lipstick, wear the high heels, pray the rosary, brush your teeth, listen to Wu-Tang Clan.
I paint mini and small paintings to influence my larger designs. So I’ll do a small lipstick painting, and do it over and over again. Why? We don’t wear lipstick once. We wear it repeated. All of my pieces have an exploratory theme of repetition.
What is your favorite piece?
SOMETHING YOU CAN DO WITG YOUR MOUTH.
It’s my most ambitious painting to date. 24 FEET! I took similar compositions in a vintage ad of a smoker and another of a Pepsi drinker and I repeated each series three times. It’s six panels. And as I revisited the series and added more to the paintings I added what distracted me that day. Bananas. Toothbrushes. Money. As a single parent to twins my finally MFA year was adjusting to parenthood and maintaining a studio practice- this series especially reflected such a hectic time in broad brush strokes and the need for a vacation.
Another series I’m fond of is my #HailMary series.
It began with the passing of my grandmother last year reflecting on her faith and my own interpretation of faith and prayer and how art is reflecting that or jesting that.
How has the your area influenced your work?
I’m Influenced by what is daily. As my rituals and routines change so does my work.
What is your favorite restaurant in Philadelphia?
In Philly I’ve always loved Bridget Foys.
What is your favorite cocktail?
How do you balance personal life and work?
Back to Italy, visit Granada, Spain!
Your favorite host / hostess gift to give?
Blake Lively is a goddess,
Sarah Jessica Parker,
anything Patricia field.
I’d love for her to dress me and see what happens!!!
Your favorite up and coming artist?
I’ve been so lucky to know so many wonderful artists at Illinois State. Some names to remember would be Krista Profitt,
What is your most treasured possession?
Photos of my Childhood
What are you reading?
What are you listening to?
Synth wave- the midnight
Death cab for cutie
Flight of the concords
What are your favorite blogs / publications?
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