Kettle Head Art is the brainchild of my obsession with tea and my love for Art-making. Since 2009 I've dedicated more and more of my life to the process of creation, working with mediums from oil to acrylic, from plaster to clay. Since 2013 I've filled the majority of my time with painting and connecting artists to one another as a Gallery Director for multiple festivals and pop-up showcases.
As a Gallery Director, I work with events to provide opportunities for up and coming artists to be seen, as well as provide a unique experience and environment for my clients. 
As a Live Visual Artist, I provide entertainment and challenge the viewers to step out of their reality and into my surreal visions. Live painting as a performer has taken me all over the East Coast to galleries, festivals, weddings, classrooms, and more. 
As an Artisan, my studio is always busy with different projects, both for myself and my clients. During the summer I often run a traveling vending booth filled with artwork and reproductions of my creations as well.
As a Teacher, I offer private classes in subjects ranging from Acrylics to Imaginative Landscaping in Painting. 
As a Muralist, I have painted children's rooms, outdoor and indoor walls, decorative detailing and even the hallways of a 3 story Air BnB apartment building. No challenge is too large or too small. 

Education: As a student at both Liberty University and Blue Ridge Community College for a total of 6 years, I have surpassed the amount of credits required to obtain a Bachelors of Fine Arts. Unfortunately, I've been unable to return to college to receive a degree. Instead, I've surrounded myself in artists and have dove head first into the world of painting. Having submersed myself in experience, I can proudly say my education cannot be summed up in a piece of paper. 
 

Festival Gallery/Live Painting Experience

2019


Mountain Music Festival - Ace Resort, WV - June

Yonderville - Marvin's Mountain Top, WV - July

Fahrenheit Fire and Flow Arts Festival - Elkins, WV - August

The Big What!? - Shakori Hills, NC - August

2018

Flame Festival, La Fayette, GA - April
Kinnection Campout - Spirit Crossing, TN - May
Mountain Music Festival - Ace Resort, WV - June

Fahrenheit Fire and Flow Arts Festival - Schullykill, PA - June
Yonderville - Rixeyville, VA - July
Pasturepalooza - Berryville, VA - July

The Big What!? - Shakori Hills, NC - August
Valley Fusion Festival - Capon Bridge, WV - September

 

2017

Rooster Walk - Martinsville, VA - May
Sleepy Creek Spring Dig - Berkley Springs, WV - May
Mountain Music Festival - Ace Resort, WV - June

Fahrenheit Fire and Flow Arts Festival - Schullykill, PA - June

The Mad Tea Party Jam - Artemas, PA - June
Yonderville - Rixeyville, VA - June
Pasturepalooza - Berryville, VA - June
Oregon Solar Eclipse - Big Summit Prairie, Oregon - August

Mind Field Music and Arts Festival - Bunker Hill, WV - September

Mountain Run Jam - Sedalia, VA - September
Flashepoint 2017 - Stuart, VA - October

2016

Flame Fest - Georgia - April

Tipper and Friends - Full Moon Gathering - Suwannee Music Park, Fl - April

Fahrenheit Fire and Flow Arts Festival, Schullykill Farm - PA - June

Mountain Music Festival - Ace Resort, WV - June

The Mad Tea Party Jam - Artemas, PA - June

Artscape - Baltimore, MD - July

The Big What!? - Mebane, NC - July

PEX Summer Festival - Camp Ramblewood - July

Rootwire Transformational Arts Festival - July
Go Outside Festival - Roanoke VA - October

2015

Hoopla in the Hills, Pataskala, OH - April 

Big Poppa's Spring Ball, Low Bridge Campground, VA -April 

Kinnection Campout, The Deerfields, NC - May

Ignite - Spirithaven Farm, Stuart, Va - May

Mountain Music Festival, Ace Resort, Minden Wv - June

The Mad Tea Party Jam 4, Hedgesville Wv - June

The Big What!?  Mebane, NC - June

PEX Summer Fest - Camp Ramblewood, MD - July

FarmFest -New Jersey - July

PasturePalooza - Virginia - July

The Werk Out - Ohio - August
Camp Barefoot - West Virginia - August
Mantrabash - North Carolina - September

Creatures of the Night - Kentucky - October

2014

Big Poppa's Spring Ball, Low Bridge Campground, VA - April

Blossoms Blooming Music Festival, Sharpsburg, MD - May

Rooster Walk 6, Martinsville, VA - May

Blackstock Music Festival, Blackstock, SC - May

Freeform Arts Festival, Pottsville, PA - June

Mad Tea Party Jam, Hedgesville, WV - June

The Big What!??? Mebane, NC - June

Pasturepalooza 5, Berryville, VA - July

Rootwire Transformational Arts Festival, Terra Alta, WV - July

F.A.R.M. Fest, Vernon, NJ, -July

2nd Annual Blue Grass Valley Music Festival, Blue Grass, VA - August

Camp Barefoot, Bartow WV, August

Mantrabash Music and Arts Festival, Ferguson, NC - August

Pink Moon Festival 6, Rock Camp, WV - September

Watermelon Park Festival, Berryville, Va - September


2013

The Big What? Festival, Possum Holler, NC. 

Gratifly Music and Art’s Festival, Lake Hartwell, SC. 

Front Porch Festival, Stuart, VA. 

Mantrabash Festival, Ferguson, NC. 

Camp Barefoot 7, Bartow, WV. 

Pink Moon Festival, Rock Camp, WV.

Hulaween 2013, Suwannee Music Park, FL. 
 

 

Exhibitions and other

 

Governors School of Studio Arts Installation exhibit, Richmond, VA, July 2007

Highland Public Library featured exhibit, Monterey, VA 2009

Blue Nile Month featured gallery, Harrisonburg, VA, March 2013

Appalachian Jamwich Featured Artist October 2013.

Area 51 Presents Alex and Allyson Grey: 3 Day tour December 12th-14th 2013

Area 51 presents Alex and Allyson Grey: 2 day tour October 17th - 18th 2014

Live Painting - Polish Ambassador 4 day tour, November 2014

Guerilla Gallery coordinator, Harrisonburg, VA, 2012 and 2014

3 Notch Brewing Company featured gallery, Harrisonburg, VA, May 2014

Artful Dodger featured gallery, Harrisonburg, VA, June 2014

The Camel featured gallery, Richmond, Va, February 2015

2nd Annual Young Adults Art - Monterey, July 2015

It's a Fucking Art Show - Long Island NY - May 2015

Decemberween -PLF event- Richmond, VA - Jan 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Carnival of 5 Fires - First Friday events with PLF - Richmond, VA - Oct 2015-17
Ashton's Appalachian Art Show - Monterey, VA - Feb 2018

The Camel featured gallery - Richmond, VA - March 2018
Collective District Gallery - Baltimore, MD - April 2019


 

Mission Trip, Art Teacher, Myanmar Oct 2012

Gallery Director at Mountain Music Festival in 2015-18

Lead Volunteer Coordinator for Fahrenheit Flow Festival 2016
Decoration Lead/Art Director for Fahrenheit Flow Festival 2017-18

Visual Art Journalist at the Oregon Solar Eclipse Event at Big Summit Prairie in 2017

Art Gallery and Mural lead at Flashepoint 2017

Winner of the Masterpiece of the Year Award at the Crystal Chalice Awards in Cumberland, MD 2017

Ashton's Appalachian Art Exhibition in Monterey Va, Jan 2018

Art Exhibition at The Camel, Richmond Va, Feb 2018

The Highland Maple Festival - Vendor - March 2015-2018
Art Director at Flame Flow Arts Festival April 2018



 

 I was born in the spring, among the rolling mountains and gentle streams. I was raised in ancient valleys with the forest of trees as my friends. If I fell, their leaves caught me and if I climbed, their branches would lift me. My home was one of creative energy and strong moral standing. In this world, I grew headstrong and certain of myself, though naive to the crudeness of humanity. Homeschooled far away from the bustle of our social system, my mind flourished with fairytale imaginings and unrealistic expectations, as did my artwork. The years passed and I journeyed into the darkness of the world. My rose glasses finally shattered. Today I find myself carving the beauty of death and decomposition into every painting while still clinging to my faith and hope, still dreaming of pure air and sweet grasses.