The intense beauty of the natural world is my constant and endless inspiration. If you could hear my voice within each piece I have made, you would hear me exclaiming: “I can barely comprehend how we get to live amongst all this color and light and texture and beauty! Can YOU believe it?! Look at ALL this around us…isn’t it astounding?!” Artmaking is my response of gratitude and my invitation to share joy!
Born and raised in the beautiful greens and blues of the Pacific Northwest, I’ve been lucky to live on the west coast, the east coast, and in the middle for just a bit. The best parts of being an art major at a college in western NY were the other worldly fall colors and going to museums and galleries in New York City. After working for several years as a graphic designer in Nashville and Los Angeles, I became a painter and a resident and fan of northern California. The incredible brilliance of the Sierra foothills is daily food for my eyes and heart.