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About Me

My goal as an artist is to create a sense of balance between life’s impermanence, and the human process of documentation. In my art, I paint moments from my personal life that I capture by carrying a camera with me everywhere I go. By capturing personal, specific imagery in a time-honored tradition of classical oil painting, I hope to instill my paintings with a sense of the  preciousness of the moment and melancholy of watching it slip by. With an education from Townsend Atelier in Chattanooga New York Academy of Art, and Florence Academy of Art, I have been painting since 2015 with a persistent interest in memory, color, character, and the interplay of light and shadow. In 2022, I graduated from the University of the South, specializing in Art, Philosophy, and French.

As the first place district winner of the nationwide Congressional Art Competition, my piece “Watercolor Window” hung in the United States Capitol building from 2018-2019. Aside from numerous commissions that I have painted over the years, my work has been featured in the Mudhouse residency final show in Greece, Townsend Atelier’s gallery “Elevate”, in ArtsBuild’s “Ignite”, on the cover of the Calliope Literary Magazine, in the Mountain Goat Literary Magazine, in my solo shows in the Carlos Gallery 2022, Stirling's coffee shop (2018, 2021), and as the runner up of the AVA juried members show. 

Curriculum Vitae


2022 University of the South. BA, Art and Philosophy
2021 New York Academy of Art, Summer Undergraduate Residency Program

2018 Girls Preparatory School

Solo Exhibitions

2022 CARLOS GALLERY. The University of the South. In the Light of Loss
2021 STIRLING’S GALLERY. The University of the South. Star and Flower
2020 FRENCH HOUSE GALLERY. The University of the South. Tout ce que J’ai Vue 2018 STIRLING’S GALLERY. The University of the South. Selected Works

Group Exhibitions

2021 NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART. Residency Show 2019 AVA GALLERY. Juried Members Show

20US CAPITOL BUILDING. Congressional Art Competition

Recognitions, Awards, and Achievements

2023 Curator's Choice Award, Gallery Omata

2022 Phi Beta Kappa Member
2022 Hugh Harris Caldwell Jr. Award For Excellence in Philosophy
2022 John McCrady Memorial Award For Excellence in Art
2021 Omicron Delta Kappa Member
2021 Full Merit scholarship to NYAA Undergraduate program
2019 Best in Show Runner-up. AVA Gallery Juried Members Show
2018 Arts Fellowship. University of the South
2018 Fletcher-Bright Award for the Arts. Girls Preparatory School
2016 Full Merit Scholarship to study under Mia Bergeron. Townsend Atelier

Residencies and Workshops Attended

2022 Florence Academy of Art, Figure Painting Workshop- Florence, Italy

2022 Mudhouse Residency June Session- Crete, Greece
2021 NYAA. Summer Undergraduate Residency Program- New York, NY

2020 Zoey Frank: Multiple Figures Composition Course- Zoom

2019 Mia Bergeron: Figures and Florals-  Townsend Atelier, Chattanooga TN

2017 Timur Akhriev: Painting the Still Life Townsend Atelier- Townsend Atelier, Chattanooga TN

2017-2019 Mia Bergeron: Oil painting 1, Oil Painting 2- Townsend Atelier, Chattanooga TN

Workshops Taught

2023 Beginning Acrylic Painting Eight Week Workshop, Studio 550 Manchester NH

2023 Intro to Drawing Eight Week Workshop Studio 550 Manchester NH


2022 THE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING. Promotional Video Christmas Tree Lighting At Sewanee

2021 MOUNTAIN GOAT JOURNAL. Cover artist. 2021 SEWANEE SPECTRE. Eight Portraits
2018 SEWANEE PURPLE. Artist of the Week

2018 CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS. GPS graduate’s oil painting hangs in the U.S. capitol

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