Tell us a little bit about your creative process.
I start a lot of stuff on my computer in Adobe Creative Suite. I love it. You can use layers, erase, and everything and there's no mess. You can draw something, resize it, arrange it on your screen. So I do my original designs there, sketch it out, print it, and then I'll transfer it onto a watercolor paper or whatever kind of paper I'm using for the medium. And then I go in and I paint my design and then scan it into my computer, using my super high resolution scanner. Then I bring it into Photoshop, touch it up, put it into a repeat, using techniques on Illustrator and Photoshop to make a motif. I guess that's a really short version of how I go from start to finish.
Where does the inspiration for your pieces come from?
I don't take my art too seriously. So I like creating things that just put a smile on someone's face. I do a lot of art prints and have been getting into homewares with my pots. I love just creating products and designs that people look at where it brings them joy and lightens the room.
Tell us about your artistic background.
So I've always been creative my whole life – I started painting and drawing when I was a baby. The second I could hold a crayon I was creating. My mom had always fostered that within me. She saw my talent and my abilities really early, so throughout my life I always did art classes and art camps. I would experiment with every and any medium. I would make like animal sculptures out of tissues. Anything and everything.
Where do you see your practice growing? What are you most excited about in the future?
I'm excited about the different opportunities across new facets and mediums. I look forward to not just being an artist who works on canvas or just on watercolor. I want to do all sorts of different types of projects and collaborations. That's what I'm most excited for – is just seeing what opportunities come up, what cool creative people I can collaborate and work with. It's really fun to be able to put my art out into the world in lots of different forms.