It has become my personal mission to inspire those around me in the way that I’ve been inspired, and to illustrate for others the brilliance that I see in life, and in our great state.

I believe that my true journey in the arts began as a young teenager. It was during this time that I had a high school art teacher who sought out the best in me, and inspired me to pursue my creative talent. I quickly fell in love with creative expression—that of my own and as well with the styles of the many great artists who had come before me.

My favorite method of creative expression is oil painting—the medium that I feel breathes life into a blank canvas. I also find great joy in creative photography, as I seek to capture shots which prove that beauty really is all around us.

Currently, I facilitate step-by-step painting classes with individuals in our community who are suffering from life-limiting conditions and/or illnesses, in order to achieve therapeutic outcomes. I believe that art is a powerful tool which can allow for physical release as well as emotional expression, and for this reason I am passionate about sharing the meaningful experience that art offers with all whom I am able to.