Art was my first love. From the time I could hold a crayon, my dad and I would spend our spare time painting, drawing and sculpting. For most of my life my art was just a hobby, never a career. The pivotal moment for me happened the day my three-year-old daughter asked me to paint her a pink horse. A moment of clarity, if you will. That pink horse taught me that I could step out of my comfort zone and painting anything if I set my mind to it and set time for it. Painting is what I love to do, the freedom, the endless possibilities, it all excites me. I feel I am living a dream. Figurative painting is my style of choice. I love to paint things that I can bring to life on a canvas such as animals and people. Growing up in Montana gave me a deep connection to wildlife. I love capturing the beauty of all animals in my own colorful way. When I wasn’t outside admiring the beauty around me, I was at my Mom’s salon. The salon gave me insight of self-love, self-care and appreciating unique beauty within everyone.
I feel fortunate to have so much around me in life to pull inspiration from. Whether it’s people in my life, other artists, photographs or something as small as seeing a new color in everyday objects all inspire me to paint.