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I love art and started taking private lessons in watercolor as a child. I studied art at Pepperdine University and DePauw University and graduated with a BA in Studio Art with an emphasis in oil painting. I've studied plein air oil painting with nationally recognized artists and spent a month studying watercolor at Georgia O'Keefe's Ghost Ranch in Taos, New Mexico.
Originally from Indiana, I moved to Seattle with my husband and two daughters in 2014 after spending a year in Australia. I worked in the creative media industry for several years as a graphic/web designer before freelancing and working 11 years for my family's four generation ribbon, bow and gift packaging business. With the sale of the business and move to Seattle, I decided to focus full time on my passion of painting. I paint emotions and love color. I'm inspired by nature, especially water, clouds, color, texture and the play of light. My paintings start with an idea or an emotion and I let my subconscious take over.