Meet the Artist

The most important thing about me is that I am currently living a long-held dream come true! I'd decided to be an artist at the age of four with the goal of being able to draw all day and attended Art and Design High School and the Fashion Institute of Technology in an effort to reach that goal, however I was never really sure what the actual route or end goal would be. I've been a calligrapher, designed and constructed costumes, was a puppeteer on an NYC Parks Department mobile unit, made beaded jewelry and taught bead stringing and knotting classes, as well as done visual display work for small stores and Macy's on the East and West coasts. In an effort to "tie it all together", I got a Masters in Interdisciplinary Arts and moved into Teaching Artist work, grantmaking and administration of Education programming. But over the years I have kept numerous side hustles which have included face and body painting, murals and illustrating books for kids and adults. The concept of art as a tool for healing is also a big part of my life. Big life changes created space for me to become a trained Mindful Meditation Teacher through Charlotte Meditation/Youth Meditation and in 2022 I became a Reiki Master. Shortly after receiving my first attunement, SpiritWorks Soul portraits started flowing through me and my desire to tattoo was reignited. Time and the universe have an interesting way of flipping everything upside down to set things right so I know for sure that my landing at Haylo to begin my apprenticeship in 2016 was predestined. 


specializing in: cultural, mandalas, floral, goddesses, color on brown skin