About the Artist
b. 1981 Fullerton, California.
I grew up in rural, central Pennsylvania amidst pastoral scenes of farms, fields, and forests. Nature has captured my attention for as long as I can remember. Visual arts were also a dominant force in my life from an early age. After graduating with a degree in visual art from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2003, I began to explore how I could use paint to express my love of the natural world.
My background in printmaking and illustration has heavily influenced the direction of my work. I work in a combination of paper collage, text and thin layers of oil paint. Using a selection of documents, vintage images, handwritten text, and symbols associated with the painted image, I remind the viewer that places and objects have many layers of meaning, memory, and beauty.
My work is displayed throughout the United States in traditional and non-traditional venues and my work can be found in private collections nationwide. I call Loveland, Colorado home and live with my (amazing) husband and two sons (they are pretty great too).