I am a classical, fine art nude model. My images have been showcased in galleries and publications around the world.
I pose both clothed and nude for a variety of photographic styles, including fine art, lingerie, boudoir, and fashion. Besides shooting on land, I also model underwater.
I have extensive experience posing for traditional media. I regularly model for life drawing groups and colleges, and am available for private commissions for paintings, drawings, multimedia, and sculpture.
I’m based in San Luis Obispo, California, but am available to travel throughout the U.S. Just drop me a line on the contact page!
A self-avowed tomboy and nerd, I posed for my first photo shoot on a dare from my best friend. Little did I know at the time that it would be the start of an incredible artistic journey.
I now work full time as a freelance artist. I think that I have the best job in the world, and it has been by far one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. I love working for myself, and traveling all over the country to inspire and collaborate with other creative people to make beautiful pieces of art.
When I’m not modeling, I’m often working on something else creative. I compose both classical piano music and downtempo electronica (which you can listen to here), and dance ballet. I also write about the art nude modeling experience here on the blog. I even wrote a book (“A Naked Lady”) which combines images of one model (yours truly) shot by one photographer with a collection of essays about the creative process written from both the model and photographer’s perspective.
Or my tomboy side is showing, and you can find me backpacking out in the wilderness, watching a Starcraft II tournament, or sipping on a glass of really nice scotch.
One of the most frequent questions I’m asked about my work is why I choose to pose nude.
It’s also a question that I never quite know how to answer. There’s an implicit assumption in the question, as if there’s something inherently wrong with being naked. To me, artistic nudes are just that: art. They are not an expression of right or wrong, but an exploration of ideas. Nudity is a way for me to convey those ideas and feelings to my audience. It can be sexual, sure, but it can also be innocent. It can be traditional or modern, playful or serious, happy or sad. Nudity conveys strong emotions—and in the end, isn’t conveying emotions and ideas the whole point of art?
I want to live in a world where nudity isn’t remarkable, but art is. I hope you’ll join me.