Prior to starting The Apiary Artist, I spent many long years as a freelance commercial artist and photographer as well as an educator in both the public and private school systems. I have experience teaching pre-K through college level instruction in addition to teaching private art lessons. I even spent time as a volunteer docent at the Baltimore Museum of Art while I was in graduate school at MICA.
I am really drawn to conservation art and photography as well as being extremely passionate about pollinators. I never considered how compatible my art and photograph would be with beekeeping, education, pollinators and gardening. I am so grateful that The Apiary Artist has given me the opportunity to bring valuable awareness to pollinators in Northern Virginia and beyond!
Art & Illustration
These days I create solely for myself, be it fine art or illustration and rarely accept commercial work or commission. I had the privilege of studying under notable illustrators such as Doug Andersen and Bill Thomson.
I am currently working on a children's book, greeting card line, and I have bunch of fine art pieces on the easel in various stages of completion.
Pollinators, faeries, nature, and horses play large roles in the works of art and illustration I create.
I have always been passionate about photography. My grandfather opened me up to camera play and I continued to study photography in art school. I was filmed trained.
These days my photography focus is aimed towards macro fine art photography. Nature is my subject and I am drawn to the small world and capturing the things that go mostly unnoticed.