I have always known that art would play a significant role in my life, but not certain where that passion would take me. I painted with oils for years, with dreams of it becoming a lifelong career. When in a lull and in need of inspiration I often found myself between two vastly different worlds of art history, Dutch Masters still life vignettes and modern conceptual art. It's now that I realize the common thread was both had the ability to captivate me emotionally, something I value immensely in fine art. In my late teen years I painted several pieces with flowers as the primary focus. I remember being so attracted to the femininity of their petals; so much effortless detail and beauty. My mother would encouraged me to try my hand at arranging flowers, and an attempt at a subtle nudge she gave me the paperwork to start a business on my 18th birthday. Shortly after, I went to the flower market in Los Angeles and could not believe such a place existed. I was fascinated by all the species, which at the time, were completely unknown to me. I have been working with flowers ever since, and in the process realized flowers were the medium I have always wanted to work with. More tangible and multi-dimensional than paint and so perfectly imperfect, I am constantly in awe of their ability to completely transform a room as a living medium. While I still appreciate and practice a variety of artistic expressions, my work is primarily devoted to recreating natural environments with flowers and foliage. In the future I have hopes of expanding into other creative avenues but always taking flowers along with me.
I have had the honor of collaborating/being published in various platforms such as Santa Barbara Magazine, Design Sponge, Method Home, Revolve, Zola, Studio Table, Style me Pretty, Green Wedding shoes, Wedding Sparrow, Design Love Fest, Style Me Pretty, Daydream LA, 100 Layer Cake, Ruffled, June Bug Weddings