I am a Seattle-based artist and a native of the Pacific Northwest.
I work in the traditional mediums of oil on canvas. I am primarily self-taught. I was always drawing when I was a kid. When I was preparing to go to college, my family and friends thought I would go to art school. Instead, I wanted to work for the United Nations to work internationally, to work with other cultures, to speak another language. Rather than attend art school, I earned my undergraduate degree in Economics and Math. Following graduation, the muse of artistic expression still had a hold of my imagination and within a few years after graduation from college, I returned to undergraduate school and studied Painting at Parsons School of Design in New York City.
To support my ongoing development as an artist, I have spent most of my professional career as a fundraiser and event planner in the non-profit sector. Now, my first job is an artist. I continue to serve my community as an active volunteer for local non-profits that support women and families as well as the visual arts.
I have yet to work for the UN. However, through my art, I experience a cultural richness of diversity of ideas, of people, of regional settings and personal histories that inform my compositions.
I am guided by the muses on this journey.