For as long as I can remember, I have always had a love for art. As a child, I would happily spend hours in my bedroom making art on the floor or at the old drafting table my dad gave me. The anticipation I would get opening a new box of crayons or set of paints was—and still is—hard to contain. I remember feeling like a “real artist” when I won the school carnival poster contest in 5th grade (I drew a carousel horse complete with 3-D tissue paper flowers). When I realized I would get to take multiple art classes my senior year of high school and then get to go to college to study art the following year, I couldn’t stop talking about it. When I chose to major in Art Studio, I was thrilled to get to try so many different art mediums and be taught by some amazing Art Professors. And during my studies I fell in love with graphic design, painting, printmaking and art history.
Since college, I have continued on my creative journey. I have been a freelance graphic artist for over 20 years and have recently fallen back in love with painting. Residing in Petoskey with my family, I am inspired by the beautiful scenery of Northern Michigan—rolling hills, sparkling waters, majestic trees—so much beauty to explore! Creating landscape paintings for my collectors brings me so much joy!