I am of Cherokee, Irish and Swedish decent. I’m known for my Southeastern woodland beaded bandoliers, and I am currently pursuing my passion of acrylic, watercolor, and ink paintings. I began taking oil and acrylic painting classes with my mother in the 1980’s, influenced by watching Bob Ross together.

I have several artists in my family that influenced me such as my Aunt Clesta Manley- Martin who was awarded Cherokee National Treasure in 2014.

I have been inspired by my Aunt Clesta since I was five. She gave me a tiny wolf painting. Martha Berry has also inspired my Southeastern Woodland beaded bandoliers in 2004.

I have won multiple awards for several bandoliers, paintings, and jewelry. Multiple paintings and works have been purchased by The Cherokee Nation. My painting style is an evolving modern mix of Landscapes and Nature. I enjoy keeping my Cherokee family tradition of painting and other artworks..

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