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Painting, sculpture, pottery, carving and using natural objects — I feel that working in a single medium is restrictive to my artistic process, so depending on the inspiration, I enjoy experimenting and using a variety of mediums.
Each idea manifests in its own individual style.
Founder of Draffin Design. Formally trained in Communication Arts and Design, I have a long history as an award-winning designer and
Draffin Design focuses on Unique Decor
and Graphic Design.
Rarely caught without my camera, I enjoy documenting and capturing the beauty and wonders before me. I often use my photos as inspiration for my fine art projects.
I got my formal training and degree in Photography from the VCU School of Arts.
A passion of mine since I was a child, I have enjoyed creative writing all my life. Short stories, poetry and haiku have been a cathartic outlet for me, bringing joy, solace, and reward.
As my career progressed, I began writing for a living and now as a marketer find myself writing content daily.
Whether it be a short social media post or a more lengthy technical whitepaper or eBook, I still find joy in writing. Though quite different from creative writing, it still brings a sense of reward.
I've been drawing, painting and creating art my entire life. As a toddler I was often at the foot of my mother, a painter, or by the side of my father,
a woodworker, begging to help. I was provided with my own tools and supplies, and there began my lifelong obsession as an observer, experimenter and creator. With no boundaries as far as media is concerned, I enjoy trying new things and make these part of the life I live. I'm as at home in the kitchen as I am with a camera, or paintbrush in my hand, experimenting and working in multi-media.
I got a solid art foundation in school and went on to attend the Virginia Commonwealth School of the Arts, majoring in Communication
`Arts and Design, minoring in Photography and graduating with honors.
Along with art comes an immense passion for nature and the outdoors, as often reflected in my artwork. I often use my creative skills in the kitchen and garden as an avid gardener and cook. I consider myself fully immersed in the sensibilities and lifestyle of an artist. After eight years as a marketer, writer and designer for an international AI tech company, I left to work part-time as a content creator and writer for a local community college and branched out on my own to found Draffin Design in May 2023 which focuses on unique, one-of-a-kind art pieces, and graphic design..
My love for fine arts has never wavered and I have continually created, exhibited and sold my art internationally.