Random. A word used to describe me often throughout my life. I have come to embrace this word as it defines my ability to find joy in the unknown. I remember a blind contour line drawing exercise in high school where I first encountered random. Amazing random lines were put down by chance and I have been fascinated by a random line ever since.

My drawing has worked to expand this concept. By creating layers and layers of random lines, smudging to create overlapping fields, thick and thin lines create depth, shadow and form.

Moving random into my painting takes on an entirely new feel. When I put down a line or brush stroke, it is never straight; I twist the implement in my hand as I work angular arching lines. These beautiful or awkward lines emerge, and I constantly am surprised by each one. It is this randomness that keeps bringing me back. What will emerge the next time? It’s as if the lines have always existed and I have just helped them to be seen.

My work in humanitarian assistance and development continues and still influences an aspect of my work. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of that work goes to support the impact of emBOLDen Alliances, a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization that I Co-Founded.

To learn about a specific piece or pricing, feel free to message me.

Awards


 

Art Students League of Denver (ASLD) 2016 Summer Art Market: Most Creative Interpretation

Parkview Art Festival 2016: 3rd Place

Parkview Art Festival 2015: 2nd Place

Parkview Art Festival 2013: 1st Place

Shows and Media


2019

Foothills Art Center Members’ Show, Golden CO: Jan – Apr

Dab Art – “Genesis”: Jan – Mar. Quarterly arts publication and online exhibition visually exploring the turbulent issue of immigration, focusing on etymology and heritage from an artist’s perspective. 

Parkview Art Festival, Aurora CO: Feb

Miners Alley Playhouse, Golden CO: July

2018

Solo Show – “Listening Through Lines,” Pine Street Church Gallery, Boulder CO: Oct – Nov (100% proceeds support emBOLDen Alliances)

“Voice – A Celebration of Refugee Stories,” EDGE Gallery, Lakewood CO: Oct (100% proceeds support emBOLDen Alliances)

Pearl Street First Friday, Denver CO: Oct 2018 (including drawing demonstration) 

Featured Artist, Immigrant and Refugee Artisan Event – Mint and Serif Coffee House, Lakewood CO: Oct – Nov 2018 (100% proceeds support emBOLDen Alliances)

Art Students League of Denver Summer Art Market, Denver CO: 2016, 2017, 2018

–2017

Cherry Arts Stanley Arts Festival: 2017

Pattern Shop Studio, Best of Art Students League of Denver: 2016

Vail Mountain School, “Listening Through Lines”: 2016

Harbor Springs Art Fair, Harbor Springs MI: 2016

TEDx Mile High, Interactive Exhibit “Listening Through Lines,” Denver CO: 2016

Parkview Art Festival, Aurora CO: 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016

United Nations Association Denver Film Festival: 2016

The Guardian online, Aid worker’s “Art From the Field”: 2015

Boulder Daily Camera Newspaper: 2015

eTown Hall, Boulder CO: 2015

American Mountaineering Center, Golden CO: 2015

Colorado Gallery of the Arts: 2012, 2013

Elements Gallery, show for a nonprofit organization, Denver CO: 2011, 2012

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