Art Education: I earned my master’s degree in fine art and illustration under Brian Jekel at Pensacola Christian College.
Style: My work mainly consists of representational pieces in rich, clean, well-saturated colors with an emphasis on expressions, emotions, and empathetic themes to create depth to each work. When painting I focus mostly on the fundamentals rather than style and technique, then whatever unique style I have will come through on its own.
Creative Spark: Anything of great beauty and meaning with which I can feel a connection. My paintings have given me an opportunity to piece together stories in an almost Sherlock Holmes fashion. With the messages I create, I hope to always uplift and inspire in a godly way.
Second-Choice Career: A public-relations spokesperson for an adoption agency.
Other Passions: Nothing makes me more passionate than my faith, adoption, and incredible food.
One Thing People Don’t Know About You: I was born in China but began to live when I was adopted.
Best Advice Received: Start now building the character you want to have when you’re 70 years old.
Biggest Fear: Being a disappointment.
Pet Peeve: Unnecessary waste.
Quirkiest Trait: I’m never content with one art form and am constantly searching for new mediums to explore.
Mantra or Motto: Choose joy.
Favorite Work by Another Artist: ANTIQUE MIRROR by Richard Schmid.
Future Goals: Become a fantastic, sweet, old lady that people actually want to be around.
Price Range: $20 to $3,500.
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