artist, designer, programmer, sci-fi nut, geek girl, baker of pie
It’s no mistake that the name of my business, ChromAddict, has the word “addict” in it. I’ve been an “art addict” for as long as I can remember. Born and raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina, I was winning awards by the time I was in high school and was selected to attend the South Carolina Governor’s School of the Arts. One of my pieces was hand-picked to hang in the U.S. Secretary of Education’s office in Washington D.C. for a year.
I moved to Huntsville in 1993 to attend the University of Alabama, Huntsville (UAH). I was awarded the Jeffrey J. Bayer Memorial Scholarship for artistic excellence in a body of work and graduated with honors from UAH with a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design. Following college, I was employed with various companies as a graphic designer, web programmer and art director.
My work is characterized by the use of vibrant, rich color and when I decided to start my own business in 2002, I launched it as ChromAddict. ChromAddict is an award-winning design studio specializing in web design and programming, database programming, social media presence, print design, and custom art and illustration.
In 2011, I decided to make another change, shifting my focus from print and web, to art. I missed painting and drawing and the creative exploration that comes with making art. I wasted no time setting up a studio at the Huntsville Art League and an online store. Rediscovering my own creative voice has improved everything I make, including print pieces and websites. I’m also planning for increased participation in local art fairs and shows.
I admit it – I’m a bit of a geek. My love of sci-fi is reflected in my work and I’ve become a “retro fanatic,” turning my home into something out of the 60’s…sputnik light and all! I live in Gurley, Alabama with my husband, two boys and five cats. The cats are all named after cheese…