I grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and was lucky enough to have parents that always encouraged me to follow my passion for art. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University where I received my BFA in art education. VCU is the number one public art school and it was there that I learned a multitude of skills from formal drawing, to ceramics, to woodwork. I have teaching experience in a wide range of schools;
I have even taught in a public school in Costa Rica. It is my belief that everyone can be an artist if given the tools and the confidence. I have worked with many students who went from drawing smiley faces to high skill portraits in just one session. I love teaching art and I can’t wait to meet my new students here at Art + Academy!