July 7, 2022

Mississippi: Lost and Found

When I was approached by the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience in Meridian about having an exhibit, I was first and foremost so extremely honored. This was going to be my very first solo museum exhibition.

June 28, 2022

The Lantern House artTALK

Having the opportunity to illustrate a book with Erin has been one of the highlights of my career as an artist. Since the moment I found out that illustrating children’s books was someone’s job, I wanted it to be mine. This process of creating a traditionally published book has been such an amazing experience.

May 14, 2022

Collab with Be Amazing Paper Co.

  In August of 2021, I was so excited to hear about a stationery company that was opening on Central Avenue in Downtown Laurel. You see, I really love paper… like its a problem. Walking into Elizabeth’s shop, you are surrounded by beautiful cards, bo …

February 25, 2022

And Then There Was Light

When I was approached by First United Methodist Church in Downtown Laurel about creating some large-scale pieces to hang in the hallway going to their newly renovated children’s wing, I was so excited. I love to paint, but I REALLY love to paint for kids.

February 25, 2021

Due North

Now that we are finally settled into our new house after moving from the farm, It has been so nice to unpack my studio. The new space is so warm and full of natural light thanks to this awesome north facing skylight. There is plumbing for a sink, plenty of room to spread out and stretch watercolor paper. There’s room to have different stations set up, so I don’t have to do plaster work in the same space that I paint. I’m even looking into setting up a silk screen station for making prints. I don’t think I could have designed a better space really.

December 14, 2020

Holding Out for Hope

I started drawing when I was 3, or at least that’s what my mom always told me. She was an english teacher, but she could never find it in her heart to get on to me when I would color over the illustrations in my story books. She always said that I was just trying to make them better. Having that type of support system is dangerous for an artist, because I grew up with the spiderman way of thinking. With great power comes great responsibility, right? Only in my family, we replaced “power” with “talent”.

June 29, 2020

The Language of Walter

I hear it almost every time I post an image of my work, especially from Mississippians, “Your work reminds me of Walter Anderson.” I always smile politely, because the person doesn’t realise that they have just given me the highest compliment I could receive. But before you can really understand why, you need a little backstory. You see, my entire childhood was bounced around the Southern United States as an oil field kid, always hearing my parents talk about how “home” was really Laurel, MS. When I was finishing up the third grade, I remember my parents sitting my brother and I down and telling us that we would be moving. Again.