Coming from a long tradition of women's crafts, I was taught needlework and quilting at an early age. These crafts generally work from grids, and use optical blending to create images. While translating some photos I had taken into a pixelated grid for a project, I started to develop the style of acrylic painting I currently practice. I like to explore color within color, reflected light and hues, and how our eye blends various colors to make one. I am a native Texan, working in Austin, with a focus on botanical and landscape artwork.