Art has always been a passion of mine. I decided to become an art teacher after encountering a very inspirational drawing professor while enrolled in community college. From here I attended the University of Maryland, College Park and earned a Bachelor's degree in Studio Art as well as a Master's in Education. Since then, I have worked as a high school Ceramics I, Ceramics II, and Foundations of Art teacher in two urban Maryland communities.
I am currently on hiatus from teaching to focus on raising my beautiful daughter and bring a love of art to her life!
I use many different mediums, such as graphite, acrylics, clay, and collage.
As an artist and former art educator, creativity and self-expression are paramount. While teaching in today’s diverse culture, I was faced with many students who had a variety of different needs, abilities, backgrounds, and life experiences. I believe wholeheartedly that if there is anything that can unite each of us, despite all of our many differences, it is the language of art. To me, art speaks a transcendental language that dissolves the barriers that society has created for us. Art is a visual language which can be experienced and felt intimately, universally. Inspiration comes from the people I encounter, places I go, and circumstances that touch me personally and profoundly.