I was born in Ohio in 1971 and have lived in Boulder for past 20 years. I have a dog walking business to support myself and my art. With the dogs, I’m outside everyday in nature and the compositions of my paintings are influenced by Colorado’s mountains and landscapes. I’m also into textiles and colors from India, Morocco, Indonesia, and Japan - places I’ve visited or want to travel to. I began this year of painting attempting to break out of old patterns and re-examining assumptions about my beliefs, habits and work. My hope was to express myself more genuinely. I’ve labeled myself as a colorist - I love knowing the subtleties of mixing paint and putting colors next to each other on a canvas that feel unrelated but somehow work. I’ve exhibited my work in many Boulder and regional galleries, a New York gallery, and the Denver Art Museum in the textile department. My artwork has also been purchased by many private collectors and several public collections including Children’s Hospital and Keys Commercial. I have a degree in Art History from Miami University.