I grew up in rural Wisconsin on my family’s hobby farm. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay with a BA degree in Art and Arts Management. I’ve never been able to justify piling on more student debt, so my dynamic style has evolved away from the brick and mortar educational systems.
Much of my art contains materials such as kimono silk, antique lace, and thrifted clothing. These elements, along with other acrylic mixing mediums, are what give my paintings their unique surface texture.
Now I find myself in Leavenworth, Washington where I showcase and sell my paintings weekly at an ongoing outdoor art market. My husband and I are both painters who live a mobile lifestyle in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.
I generate much of my work outside in the studio space that nature provides. It is here where I honor nature’s imperfect beauty by drawing inspiration from the great Pacific Northwest.