Here’s a sneak peek of my piece for Light Grey Art Lab’s show Animystics! I was invited to explore and share my relationship and connection with animals through this piece. I’ll be posting the final image very soon! The show opens Friday, April 25th, so if you’re in the Minneapolis area, check it out - you can even bring your pet!
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, for Light Grey Art Lab's 6 Degrees show. Each artist in the show created something local and personal. I recently moved to Brooklyn, NY - which is quite an overwhelming change for someone who grew up in North Carolina and spent the past three years in Savannah, GA. The Botanic Garden feels like home to my floral soul. You can purchase some limited edition post cards made for the show, or a 12 x 17 archival print here.
Thanks to LGAL for the amazing show - its always an honor and a pleasure to work with the gallery. They’re currently having a Black Friday - Cyber Monday sale in their shop, so check it out!
This piece has been accepted in American Illustration 33's archive! It is one of 160 chosen images - and one of the only 122 professional images. It's amazing to already be recognized as a professional illustrator in my field - I couldn't have done it without the love and support of my followers.
I illustrated the Charleston Bonnet for the April issue of Charleston Magazine! You can read more about the history of this bonnet here - its still used as a traditional baby gift in the south. It’s a huge full page in the magazine, so grab yourself a copy!
The incredible Zoë Lotus ( zoelotus ) created this rotating GIF of all the different parts we created!
Try taking a screenshot and see what creation you get!
I participated in a super fun round of Exquisite Corpse with a few of my friends! I made the bird head! You can learn more about it and see how did what over on Quick Draw Collective.
Here’s some cool new news! I was featured on Badass Lady Creatives and listed in their directory. This is a screengrab of the little bio and info they posted. A little info on BA Lady Creatives, if you’re not familiar - Melanie Richards runs it to celebrate women working in the creative industries. So thanks to Melanie and all the Badass Lady Creatives out there!
I had the fantastic opportunity to illustrate for Bitch Magazine’s Maps & Legends issue! I have wanted to illustrate for Bitch since I was a student - so I am so thankful to the AD Kristin. I have a full page and two spots.
The article is about being a liberal in a conservative place - something I can relate to growing up in the South. It’s inspired by toile patterning.
I am so excited to be participating in Light Grey Art Lab’s Animystics show! Not only do I get to draw my favorite subject matter, a portion of the proceeds go to some amazing animal organizations. I’m looking to find an animal I share a close bond with - if you have any links about discovering this, let me know! I’ve been listening to podcasts and doing a lot of research (which is my favorite part about this field!)
I recently became a mom to a lovely shiba inu, Molly - so this show couldn’t come at a better time.
I got the fantastic news yesterday that this illustration was accepted into the Society of Illustrators student show. This is really validating and exciting - but the part that is most exciting for me, is that this piece was a turning point in my artistic style - I wanted to do more of this. Thanks SOI!
Happy Valentine’s Day! I dig you.
This is done for a pink fairy armadillo swap with two illustration friends, Zara and Kevin, who will be getting this illustration of this weird creature that looks like a shrimp-gerbil hybrid in the mail soon!
For the February issue of Charleston Magazine, I illustrated the Charleston Cottage, also called Freedman’s Cottage. You can read more about it here!
I’m also listed as a contributor, where I talk about the things I miss about living in the Low Country!
I did a few spot illustrations for the February issue of Our State Magazine. Each illustration is of a cake ingredient, and the background shows where you’ll find it in NC: muscadine grapes in the sandhills, black walnuts in the foothills, dried apples and sorghum in the mountains, and figs in the outer banks. I grew up in NC, so it was fun to explore these different areas through food illustrations. You can see all the recipes online at Our State - to me, the Appalachian apple stack cake sounds amazing.