I grew up constantly pursuing artistic outlets and was always that kid on the floor drawing and coloring. As a child, I spent many years traveling with my family all over the United States and to several countries including Italy, Greece, Tunisia and Egypt. I’ve lived in a high-rise, on a farm, in the desert, in the suburbs, and in a camper. I also lived in the Middle East for two years. All of those unique experiences have greatly influenced how I see the world and my vision for my art.
I have always had a strong interest in art, but I’ve never taken any art classes. In fact, when I went to college I joined Army ROTC to become an army nurse. But I ended up getting married and having three beautiful little girls. It’s been difficult pursuing art while my children were very young, but now I have a little more time to really focus my attention on it.
I’ve tried nearly all mediums and have always enjoyed painting the most. Where I feel a little awkward with a pencil, a brush just feels like an extension of my fingers and my paintings seem like they paint themselves. In 2013, I started painting in oils and they truly spoke to me. I enjoy painting flowers and landscapes the most and I love capturing their movement and the emotions I feel when I see them. My hope is that my artwork brings joy into people’s lives.