Subject Tags: impressionistic
Size: 16"W x 20"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Coming from a small town in North Carolina, I have always dreamed of what it would be like to live in a big city. So much activity whirling around, a life full of excitement. I moved to Atlanta, Georgia not too long ago and realized that no matter how fast life whirls around you, it is important to be still and reflective. Studying interior design as an undergraduate, I greatly enjoyed rendering buildings. This inspired a series of city scapes revealing the mysterious emotion of being alone in a large city. These pieces are heavily influenced by my deep love and appreciation for Impressionism.
At a young age, I discovered the magic that happened when I picked up a pencil or a paintbrush. I didn't quite understand what was happening: all I knew was that in those moments I could let my mind run free and create anything I wanted. In those times, life was still. The world was quiet, but inside of me, a visceral, vibrant, energetic being was waiting to burst out. I am extremely blessed to share my excitement of the visual arts with children as a K-5 art educator. Picasso said, “All children are born artists, the challenge is to continue to be one when you grow up.” I guess for some the value of creativity fades over time. For some, it maybe snuffed out by fear. For me, I know that it is my lifeline.