From an early age, I had the desire to use paint as the medium to express my passion for the landscapes around me. Having grown up in the mountains of Colorado and spending time in Maine, South Carolina and Southern California, these incredibly varied but special landscapes influenced and deepened my love of the light, the color and the textures of these places. It wasn't until after an early study of printmaking and a subsequent career in graphic design, did I escape the confines of the hard lines and digital perspectives to explore the luscious world of paint and finally put to canvas my passion for the landscapes around me.
For the last 15 years I've lived with my husband in Bozeman, Montana where we're raising two girls and too many animals. It may have been the incredible vistas here that finally inspired that voice in my head to call out.... "You must paint that!" And now I do... happily.