I am a visual arts teacher determined to make a positive impact in my community.
I'm a local artist in coastal North Carolina who dabbles in painting and education. When I'm not making art you're most likely to find me geeking out over comic books, video games, or sci-fi and fantasy.
I was a classroom art teacher for ten years, serving as the 2013-2014 Pender County Teacher of the Year. I enjoy painting, photography, metal sculpture, and animation while traveling the globe.
I love unraveling the unique motivators of children as they progress through their educational journey. Using the art of play and playful use of art, I strive to foster a trend of life-long learning amongst my students.
August 2017 - Present
June 2017 - July 2017
March 2016 - Present
November 2007 - June 2015
May 2012 - May 2016
Visual Arts Specialization
Studio Art and Art History Major
My recent works are born out of my students’ fascination with the artists Banksy and Shepard Fairey. These artists’ works inspired me to learn to tame the chaos of spray paint using several layers of handcrafted stencils.
This is a watercolor painting of a Markhor goat on watercolor paper. The goat itself lives at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio. The source image is from my original photograph taken in 2016.
This is part of a series of silly animal paintings using spray paint and acrylic paints. The red panda image used is from my original photograph at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Original textural drawing of all my favorite bits from Ask the Passengers by A.S. King. All the intellectual rights are credited to King; however this particular work is of my own text design. This young adult novel had a huge impact on me as I identified deeply with the main character, Astrid. Her struggle to come to terms with her sexuality and find the space within her family to express her identity hit home. I only wish this book had existed when I was a teenager.
This is part of a series of silly animal paintings using spray paint and acrylic paints. The chimp image used is from my original photograph at the Cincinnati Zoo and the quote is from Friedrich Nietzsche. Or possibly Francis Bacon. Or maybe even Aristotle. The internet is deceiving at times.
Spray Paint work based on Fiona the prematurely-born hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo.
StreetSpark Mural in Hamilton, OH
Mural Designer: Taylor Welch
Lead Artist: Nicole Trimble
Supporting Artists: Ciarra Craft, Nicole Chance, Sydnie Reatherford, Sara Toothman
Spray Paint work based on an image taken of a bald eagle from the Cincinnati Zoo.
This is part of a series of silly animal paintings using spray paint and acrylic paints. The iguana image used is from my original photograph at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Calvin and Hobbes mural in painted in the nursery of my son.
Spray Paint work based on an image taken of a lioness from the Cincinnati Zoo.
I am willing to teach individuals or groups using a variety of mediums to any age group.
I am happy to work with you to create a customized piece or mural.Request Custom Artwork
I can draw upon my experience with grant-writing and curriculum development to help guide you in your future projects.
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Interested in purchasing or commissioning art? Drop me a line.Email Me