Born in the US (Providence, RI), and with a Master of Fine Arts from New York University (2005), I expatriated to the Netherlands in 2007. Here, I have been deeply influenced by the still life painters of the Dutch Golden Age.
My range launched in 2013 when my original Dark Floral wallpaper went viral on Pinterest. Since then, I have added cushion covers, fabric and scarves to my product line. Tying it all together is my personal take on the floral print.
To create my large-scale floral prints, I alternate between traditional and digital art media. I start with a rough pencil sketch on paper, which I photograph and import into Photoshop. Using customized brushes and a Wacom tablet and pen, I continue to develop the design in Photoshop, on a series of painted layers. From start to finish, this process usually takes me about 6 months to a year.
For more insight into my (thought) process, please read my Artist Statement here.