the artist & inkermezzo
The name Inkermezzo comes from the works "ink" and "intermezzo." As a professional cellist, I am always trying to integrate both my artistic and musical passions. This title perfectly represents the role of this Etsy shop in my life! An "intermezzo" is a musical movement coming between the major sections of an extended musical work. The art pieces that I create serve exactly as that - a hobby that happens between my rehearsals and performances.
My mission as an artist has always been to bring life to detail - but in our current times, my goal is to use my skills for education, awareness, and activism. Current works are focused in political, racial, and gender topics specifically within classical music.
As a self-taught artist, I began seriously drawing around age 12, focusing in realistic graphite portraits. By age 15, I was accepting numerous commissions for portraits in graphite and colored pencil mediums. My artwork has been given various honors and awards and has also been featured in art shows and purchased in auctions. When it came time to go to college, I made the difficult decision to pursue music instead of art. Since then, I have been using my art as a way to unwind, but also to promote my concerts and celebrate the memories of classical musicians, artists, and beyond.