How did you become an artist; did you go to art school? I have never been classically trained, unless you count high school art classes. I found my own style evolved as I painted.

How do you achieve your rich, vibrant style of painting? I see all things as vibrant and full of color. I like to look through my color goggles and then paint. My style is constantly changing, but color is one factor that will remain a constant.

Tell us about some of your favorite pieces? Pelicans, I would have to say, are my favorite muse. I really enjoy painting anything with movement and energy as well. One of my favorite pieces would be my rendition of Spy-Boy Dow Edwards of the Mohawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indians.

Where does your inspiration come from? New Orleans, nature and music! The city is so saturated in everything awesome, it inspires me daily. My normal routine is filled with experiences that awaken my senses and get my creative juices flowing.

Has motherhood changed you? Having my son, Jude, make me very aware of the need to promote individuality and creativity. One of my most recent pieces titled, “Extraordinary,” is a depiction of the saying, “be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons.” I believe that when we finally find what we were destined to be, we can flourish and share our gift.

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