I am a painter & art teacher residing in beautiful Elkader with my family. I knew I wanted to be an artist at a very young age and with the encouragement of my family I have always pursued it in one way or another.
I graduated with a BA in painting and drawing and K-12 art education degree from The University of Northern Iowa. I currently teach elementary art and offer adult acrylic painting classes.
The process of creating is where I feel most challenged and fulfilled. I enjoy finding the balance between texture, pattern, and color in abstract painting and I am also inspired by experiences of motherhood, botanicals, and the glorious country views that surround me.