April received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Louisiana State University. April is a recognized artist who has exhibited work nationally and internationally. Her work is in public and private collections and has been included in local, national and international publications.
One of April's works, is currently exhibiting in a traveling show; Boecker Contemporary in Germany, Belgium, France, and Luxembourg. She has exhibited at The Painting Center; and Jankossen Contemporary hosted by Art Ponte in New York City. Recent publications include Contemporary Art Curator Magazine and Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 36.
At a young age of four April and her family moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. The unique, rich artistic culture of New Orleans along with the beautiful Louisiana landscapes were influential factors that lured her into pursuing a lifelong career as an artist.
April rekindled her connection to nature during her stay at Sedona Art Residency in the summer of 2016. The bright, iridescent colors of the sky and the dreamlike, painted desert were stark contrasts to the lush, animated swamps of Louisiana where she grew up. Throughout mid to late 2016, April did a series of abstractions that echoed her experiences with the fantastical south Arizona terrain.
A strong advocate for the Visual and Performing Arts in Education, April has taught at Louisiana State University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Southeastern Louisiana University. She is an Instructor for The Gifted and Talented Program for exceptionally advanced visual arts students where she lives Baton Rouge, Louisiana with her husband who is a writer. Her primary choices of media are acrylic and oil painting. Additional works include drawings, watercolors, mixed media and digital prints.