I am a painter & metal artist from Fairview, N.C. I grew up in the upstate of SC & I have lived in WNC since 1997. I got my degrees from Appalachian State University. I obtained a BS in Art Management & a BFA in Studio Art concentrating on painting & metalsmithing. I make art at my home studio. I am the mother of 2 amazing girls, Foster 11 years old & Sydney 4 years old and married to the glass artist, Shane Smith. I am endlessly inspired by my natural surroundings in the WNC mountains. I paint & draw images of scenes studying animals, people & landscapes. Exploring a variety of color schemes and exploring compositions that are fantasy like scenes keeps me intrigued on a regular basis. I sometimes uses my own images in the jewelry designs I create. I enjoy finding ways to make my art accessible to everyone. My art was published in Kakalak 2017. It was also recently shown on HGTV’s Flipping Virgins.