Hello! Thanks so much for stopping in to meet me! I began painting in watercolor over 20 years ago and have always been inspired by living, growing, leafy green subjects. Lately what's interesting me is abstract, conceptual compositions, photo transfers and creating texture with a batik technique I have perfected over the past decade. The element of surprise this method offers is a constant source of excitement for me. Layering different media on top adds even more possibilities to tell a compelling story, whether it's the sweeping landscape of fields and trees out my kitchen window or the detail of a poplar pod from a tree at my childhood home.
I'm A Hoosier at heart and a lifelong resident of rural Indiana, and I hope to share the unique blueprint of the Midwest and the concept of "home" in a contemporary and relevant way through my paintings and drawings.
NOT TO BRAG, BUT . . . I have a degree in Studio Art and English from Indiana Wesleyan University, and my work has been represented by galleries and boutiques in Northern Indiana, Chicago, San Francisco and Nashville, TN.
A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS: moonrises, dark chocolate, children's illustration (especially Lisbeth Zwerger and Tasha Tudor), Muppet humor, Americana music, Japanese culture and design and birdwatching.
GETTING SOCIAL: I'm most active online on Instagram. This is where I share my daily work and inspiration from my big back yard and my tiny house down a country road. I blog here on this site when I have a great story to tell, a major event or a tip to share. If you're a Facebook junkie, you can find me here. If email is your jam, I release an e-newsletter quarterly containing stories about my work, news about upcoming events and occasional freebies. You can sign up in the subscription tab in the menu at the top of the page. I hope to connect with you soon on one of these channels and help you to live a more artful life!
HOW TO BUY: My smaller paintings and accessories are available on my Etsy site. Larger paintings are available currently at Society in Valparaiso, IN, or by contacting me directly through my social media outlets or via email (below). You can also purchase lots of fun products, like pillows and bags, printed with my artwork through RedBubble, a "third-party" company that promotes, prints, warehouses and ships products directly to you!