Welcome to RisonArt!
First, a little about me: I was born and raised in California where I developed a serious interest in becoming an artist by visiting the local gallery stroll. I’ve always been naturally talented in most arts, but had never considered it as a career. Still, seeing such great art early in life inspired me to do better.
In 2011, I relocated to Utah where I furthered my art education under renowned artists such as Jeff Hein and Bryce Billings, among many others. With time and study, I deepened my love and furthered my talents for portraiture and sculpture. This eventually led to my work being displayed at both local and statewide shows such as the Springville Museum of Art Spring Salon; participating in this particular show for four years running has been a great acknowledgment of my work.
Since this initial success, I have further expanded my interests to include figurative oil painting, figurative sculpture, and jewelry making. You can find my handmade wooden jewelry and paintings at the White Elephant Exchange & Boutique in Salt Lake City and of course on my Etsy shop. Follow me on Instagram for works in progress and a peak into my studio.
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My next big adventure?
I am so excited to announce that my long time dream of living on an island has come true. My husband and I are currently residing in Kihei, Maui! It has always been a dream of mine where everyday I can wake up and be surrounded by beauty. The thought of starting over seems a little crazy but were ready for a lifestyle change and possibly a new direction for my art. If you happen to be in Maui make sure to stop by the studio and say hello. Mahalo! Contact info
In everything I do, I believe in challenging the status quo. I believe in thinking differently in regards to standards of beauty, what it means to be a woman in society and relationships. The way I challenge the status quo is by depicting real people in real life being themselves and expressing the unique beauty hidden within.