SOUNDS OF SHADOW DANCERS

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“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” – Plato

It’s no secret that I’m largely inspired by music. Having grown up in a house full of musical instruments and the sounds of my brother composing, it’s naturally part of my life. I spend hours upon hours rummaging through Spotify in search of soundtracks to inspire. Honestly, having the perfect painting soundtrack is as important to me as having the actual supplies to paint! I love getting lost in the music; music that subtly tells my paintbrush a story.

Over the past year, I’ve been curating a playlist that inspires my beloved shadow dancers. Each and every one of these songs sings shadow dancers from my imagination, through my paintbrush and onto my paper. It’s one of those unspoken phenomenons, something you can’t quite put into words. The notes that radiate from my speakers speak some sort of magic…

Can you hear them dancing?

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TEXTURE PLAY | GAP STYLD.BY

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Flattered to be featured in Gap’s Styld.by campaign. See my previous features here & here.

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Photos by Emma Jane Kepley.

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IN THE SKETCHBOOK

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Sketching thoughts of catching stars… more to come.

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IN THE SKETCHBOOK

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Sketch inspired by Simone Rocha. See her come to life here.

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The Scent of Sì

Scents are full of such beauty. They can transport you to special moments in your life, remind you of someone dear, and they can illuminate your presence when you walk into a room. The power of fragrance fascinates me!

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Whenever I’m sketching around the idea of a scent, I spritz some around my workspace and try to encapsulate that scent within my artwork. Capturing elegance, strength, and femininity with each brushstroke. Just as Armani  portrays through its scent…

In collaboration with Giorgio Armani Beauty. #SaySì

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