She's a Jersey girl, but proud to call Austin her home for the past 10 years.

She has a BA in Fine Art, and also a BS in Criminal Justice/Pre-Law, mostly so she can fact-check Law & Order episodes. She's learned that she prefers to work in series, as this gives her parameters and structure to concentrate on and fully explore a concept.

She is presently working on two series, which are all about exploring contrast in faces and figures. Her Sea Legs series looks at the combining of the female figure with a variety of sea-worthy vessels, and experiments with scale and nautical themes. Her Shadows series, affectionately nicknamed Shady Ladies, examines how cast shadows from hands distort across the contours of the face.

When she's not working on artwork, she enjoys home improvement projects, traveling with her husband, competing in her skee-ball league, laughing and making others laugh, and cats.


Website: www.handybitches.com
IG: @handybitches
Email: ella@handybitches.com