I grew up in Spotsylvania, Virginia. As far back as I can remember I loved to draw. From time to time I would be given one of the big packs of Crayola crayons. I would sit and memorize the names of the colors, and study what made each hue different from the other. The visual world was just a part of me, and putting images from my mind onto paper was very fulfilling.
The same holds true today. There is nothing like the joy of line and color to express something dear to me. My work predominantly focuses on light, joyful imagery. I enjoy making images that can be accessed and appreciated by all ages. If a viewer can smile, remember something fond from childhood, appreciate something from their current life in a new way, or just feel less burdened, when looking at a drawing I have made, my job is done.
Over the last fifteen years I have earned a BFA and have held a number of creative jobs, all of which enriched my love for the art world. Currently, I am a homeschool mom and practicing artist. I have illustrated three children’s books and participated in many artist’s markets and exhibitions. I have a fabulous husband, two wonderful children and two dogs with lots of personality. I spend my days raising and educating my children, making art, reading scripture, and scouting family adventures. It’s a good simple life.