Audrey’s love of art is derived from every facet of its impact — from the feelings and processes involved in creating, to the final product and its potential to change one’s perspective or mood.
As a child, she spent hours on fashion illustrations. Later, while studying fashion design at the University of North Texas, her senior collection was one of few selected by a representative of Fossil to be featured in a fashion show. Upon graduating, her passion for design landed her roles in product development and marketing at Michaels Craft Stores and TIGI Bed Head. These experiences provided her with a strong insight into humans’ relationships with things — one that continues to impact her art to this day.
“Everyday items such as clothing and home décor represent a dichotomy of who we are and who we want to be. It's no wonder that photographs, paintings, letters, and scrapbooks — things that remind you of a person, place, or experience — are some of our most treasured.”
Audrey enjoys working in a variety of mediums, each with its own appeal. She is drawn to the fast-paced and unpredictable nature of abstract paintings and appreciates the complexity of putting personality to paper in figure drawings.
“I'm inspired by the marvelous and the mundane — Mother Nature and feats of mankind.”
In a nod to our ability to overcome as humans, some of her recent works combine visual concepts with common phrases. These works deconstruct the challenging self-talk many of us experience each day.
International travel exposed Audrey to economic disparities around the world and motivated her to ask the question, “If you can't fix the world's problems, why not focus on how to help your neighbor?”
Driven by her desire to connect and make a difference in her own community, she founded Paint With Purpose in 2020. Paint With Purpose hosts painting experiences for the public and corporations in partnership with local nonprofits. Organizers and attendees are encouraged to consider donating outside of the class — connecting the impact of art to awareness and action.
Audrey has studied under Ted Kincaid, a nationally recognized instructor and practicing artist in the DFW metroplex. She enjoys participating in shows which are broadly accessible to local communities, and is a member of the Visual Art League of Lewisville (VAL) and Gainesville Area Visual Arts (GAVA) and is open to commissions.
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