I have been an artist my entire life, drawing and painting and sculpting on any surface I could find (paper, cars, friends, etc.). I received a B.S. in Art History and a B.A. art education from Illinois State University. I spent a blessed 15 years sharing the wonder of art within the public school system.

October 18, 2020 I suffered a traumatic brain injury. Although healing from this TBI has had its challenges, it allowed me to truly realize why I was put on this Earth - to spread my love of art to others and create work that evokes positive emotions.

The injury has forced me to step away from my career as a public school art teacher and concentrate on the one thing that has always helped me heal: creating art that others can enjoy. I find all art disciplines fascinating and delve into ones I find most intriguing such as painting, drawing, photography, digital and fiber arts. I’m always willing and excited to try something new.

I currently live in the magical city of Asheville, NC. If y’all ever have the pleasure of being in our city please stop by my studio in the River Arts District!