About the Artist
I was born and raised in Denver Colorado. I consider myself a third generation artist. My grandfather was a painter, as well as a cartoon satirist. My father is an accomplished watercolor painter. Art has been an intricate part of my life. I cannot remember a time when I did not pursue art in some fashion. Drawing was something I always did as a child, and my love of drawing continues even today. In college, I studied printmaking and drawing. After college I parlayed my love for art into a successful career as an award winning graphic designer.
I began a more serious pursuit of fine art in 2003, studying with Denver based painter Betty Kirin. I studied for four years at the Denver Art Students League with nationally recognized painters Kevin Wechbach and Michelle Torrez. In 2011, my husband and I relocated our family to Central Ohio, where I continue to pursue painting. In Columbus, I have had the privilege to study with accomplished landscape painter and artist Michael McEwan. I have been involved in juried art shows in Colorado, Ohio, California, and South Carolina. My work can be seen at Sharon Weiss Gallery and 24 Lincoln Street Art Studios in the Short North Arts District in Columbus, Ohio. I am currently an Associate Member of Oil Painters of America.
Richard Rohr said in a podcast that I often listen to while I paint, that you cannot see the light without the shadow. For me, as a painter, this struck a chord with my sense of what I want to do. I want to paint the light, but without the shadows it is meaningless.