About the Artist

As a native of the mid-west, I have always had a love of nature and a fascination for how the light dances off my subjects. For as long as I can recall, I have had an inherent desire to create. I work in all mediums from pencil to paint and my interests are as varied as my array of subject matter, from realism to the abstract. However, I particularly enjoy pencil portraits and capturing the feeling and mood of my subjects.

I am currently the K-12 visual arts instructor with the Wakefield-Marenisco School District where I teach elementary art, middle school art, high school art, graphic arts and ceramics each day. I love the variety and I am deeply inspired by my students. I get to create and be immersed in creative minds every day.

When I am not drawing, I am an avid tap dancer, I am active in community theater, enjoy running and I am very interested in living and promoting a healthy lifestyle. I am constantly looking to live in better harmony with nature and with the world around me.