“…As a female and an artist, I think of that and hold myself to it. As a woman, I want to be the quintessential Lichtenstein woman, fierce without loss of femininity. As an artist, I want to evolve the women I saw in his paintings and make MY drawings larger than his. I want to surpass the Lichtenstein woman using my own illustrations to make the viewer relate, and feel understood. I feel like I have accomplish that with my comic, I’m Terribly Awkward with Boys. The positive response to it has led to developing it into a book, which is close to being published. The ability to connect with women around the globe via artwork is a tremendous thing and I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to say what so many women seem to go through and never really felt there was something out there for them.
…It shouldn’t be a surprise that I’m intensely passionate when it comes to all the things I do. Being raised by someone who had such staunch beliefs helped shape me in every way. My first role models as a kid were Annie Oakley and Amelia Earhart. They displayed passion for what they did, because it wasn’t just a job – it was who they were. To me, living/breathing art means I create life on a piece of paper. Illustrating is how I express who I am and the passion or emotions behind my person.”