I am interested in art that makes you feel and see the light in this dark world. I believe in the power of breath and energy exchange in its ability to heal.
I grew up in a richly creative environment in the Florida Panhandle. Freedom of expression and the boldness in color guide me. I have a BA in Interdisciplinary Social Science with an emphasis in History, Art History, and Cultural Anthropology. My education has provided me with a unique perspective regarding other cultures and influenced my work.
In May of 2018, tragedy struck my family when my 8 month old daughter, Everly James Ford passed away unexpectedly of SIDS. This forever altered my perspective on life, love and the energy I am putting out into this world. Everly passing away has forever changed my world. It would be so easy to slip back into the comfort of everyday. And yet, I feel like I’m standing on the edge of a crumbling cliff slowly giving away under my feet. This event has forced me into a new life, a new “normal “ if you will. Although I don’t think our lives will ever be normal again, our baby girl changed us forever. She expanded my heart...tore me wide open.
We are deeply grieved and my art is my refuge. It provides me with a safe space to release my grief and pour love into the world. When I feel peaceful and joy, she shows up. When I feel deep grief and sad, she doesn’t. She’s my biggest teacher. Still. I’m learning from her each day and her message is clear. Everly is always around me and she doesn’t want me to be sad. She wants me to celebrate her. I celebrate her through my art and sharing my art with the world.
After Everly’s death, my care-ability is pretty low. I’m no longer concerned with if everyone likes my work or not. I’m healing through the creation of each piece and I’m proud. Humbled. Grateful for a gift that God gave me. I put special prayers into each piece, soft, breathy whispers of love. It’s a soul transfer of energy if you will.
This is the journey I am on and am so grateful for the opportunity to creatively express my healing. Sales from each painting goes toward our adoption fund. This is an exciting journey we are on and the next step in our healing.
I currently reside in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia with my husband and young son.