Thanks for your interest in my art!
Art has always been a source of inspiration and means to express myself. Art provides endless possibilities.Your dreams can come to life. Your own personal vision of the world can be seen and expressed through art.
As long as I can remember, I've loved to paint. My art is often a personal expression of what I am going through in life. Whether being inspired by the flowers in my garden or the children in my life, I enjoy capturing that inspiration on canvas or paper.
My love of art started with my high school art teacher who helped me realize the power of art for self expression. After high school I studied art at Mendocino College and took workshops through the Mendocino Art Center. I eventually moved to Humboldt and received my Bachelor's of Fine Art in 2000. I continue to study art and have been showing my art locally ever since.
After graduating with my Bachelor's in Art I went on to study textiles and apparel and received my Master's of Fine Art in costume design in 2004. Apparel, textiles and historical costumes have had a large influence on my paintings.
I have been selling and sharing my art worldwide through my ETSY shop, Fine Art America and 9 retail stores that carry my greeting cards.
Inspiration comes to me from many things. Nature, my garden, my family, textiles, historic clothing and mythology are a few of my fascinations. I love color and enjoy playing with new color combinations to invoke different moods and emotion. I enjoy painting the human figure as well as plants and animals. The combination of both often produce my favorite paintings.
I hope my art can bring a little inspiration and magic to your life as well!