I’ve been making art for as long as I can remember but fell in love with watercolor because of its wildness: the tension of suspended pigment in water. . . the balance of control & chaos. It’s how I want to paint & live.
Living as an artist is part of that tension for me. As a business owner, you have control but the lack of external structure & guaranteed outcomes feels chaotic at times. In the end, it’s about using your best gifts every day, putting a little more beauty into the world for others to enjoy & facing a degree of uncertainty with grace because it’s what you’re called to do. I love it with all my heart. I live in Greensboro, NC with my husband Joel & our cat Britin, currently working out of my upstairs home studio.
Why ‘HighBrow Hippie’? Well, to sum it up, I’m a questioner of all things status quo but entirely too snobby about my sheets to have participated in Woodstock:) Authenticity is so important to me; loving things truly for their own sake, not for the image they create. So, HighBrow Hippie is really about the authentic juxtapositions of whatever calls to you: classic, modern, highbrow, lowbrow- it’s beauty for beauty’s sake.