FLORA

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The FLORA plant shop in East Nashville is always stocked with an amazing inventory + is a picture perfect space for any plant lover. When I approached owners, Kate + Kirby, about having an art show in their store, they were enthusiastic about the idea, and extremely supportive when it came to giving me the opening I had hoped for. 

My goal was to provide a different kind of art show. I envisioned an inviting, casual setting without the usual stark, white walls of most galleries. With paintings displayed throughout the store, some on easels and others propped up on benches and tables among the plants, the work sat in harmony among the leaves and gave the show a very warm + welcoming feel.

The afternoon was everything I could have hoped for. Friends + neighbors popped in to walk through the space, talk with one another, sip some wine and discuss my new works with me. I loved getting everyone's feedback and personal interpretations.

Big thanks again to the ladies at Flora - I cannot wait to collaborate with them again! xo

ASHEVILLE

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If the goal was to eat, drink + explore our way through Downtown Asheville in three days, then mission accomplished. I had heard such wonderful things about this small city and, I am happy to report, they all held true. Known for its beautiful scenery, incredible beer, a strong + supportive arts community, it has a low key mentality that was contagious after spending just a few hours here. Asheville is the kind of place that makes you want to c h i l l . 

I felt right at home as we walked through the River Arts District. Full of studios where artists work year-round, visitors are encouraged to poke around to see what the creatives are up to in an open, yet personal setting. It’s inspiring to walk through other art spaces and see how people operate - some studios are clean, organized, and the process is more evident. Others are messy, even chaotic, and the method behind the madness remains a bit of a mystery. Whatever the process may be, these artists are at it day in and day out, and the results are there for all visitors to enjoy. 

To sum it up, Asheville is all about living the good life. Similar to Nashville, folks here seem to be happy - truly happy, and everyone is off on their own pursuit to make the best of each day. People are friendly, courteous, and everyone, it seems, has a dog (max happiness achieved). Can’t wait to go back!

LOS ANGELES

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Just got back from spending 10 days in LA! Though we both went to the west coast on work assignments, I wanted to use my free time on this trip as a way to photo journal some ideas for a new painting series. 

We mostly took walks in the Silver Lake + Larchmont neighborhoods, grabbing coffees + hitting recommended spots for tacos and sushi, but I made it a point to be mindful of my surroundings along the way. The amount of fun, colorful palettes + the natural art that blends among the west coast landscape was incredible. I made a conscious effort to embrace the bold colors and it just made me feel good. It was a highly inspiring experience!

NOLA

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Just got back from visiting our best pals in New Orleans, a city my husband and I just can’t get enough of. There is really no where else quite like it. 

Sticking to the theme of bright colors, this town has zero shortage of bold + beautiful. You can stroll through the neighborhoods and find splashes of vibrant hues everywhere. It’s incredible to see the colors playing off one another, from bars + businesses, to homes + courtyards. It’s the perfect place to be inspired visually, and of course, musically as well.