Born and raised in Northern California, I have happily played with art supplies for as long as I can remember. My childhood days were spent in an imaginary world, where I would often pass the time by watching shifting light and how it affects the colors in the world around me.
Now that I'm a grown up, I am happy to call Central Oregon home, where I am just as captivated by the color and light that makes up my high desert home. I paint in the margins, balancing time between work as a kindergarten classroom assistant and work at home with my husband and three teenage children.
My kindergarten students constantly inspire me and inform my work as I play with color and light, they encourage me to make flowers blue and shadows pink simply because it makes me feel happy.
I paint in acrylics because I love how fast they dry, enabling me to add layers and layers to my work. I often finish my pieces with the addition of soft pastels, or other mark making tools like acrylic ink, watercolor pencils, or just like my students, with a good old fashioned crayon.
I am a follow of Jesus Christ and am so blessed that he allows me a little piece of heaven come to earth while I paint.
Thank you for stopping by, I pray you're blessed by what you see.