I was introduced to native wildlife while volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center when I was 18. I fell in love with the species native to the Midwest and continued working with wildlife during and after completing a BFA at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio. I became a birdwatching, nature enthusiast, and switched my focus from illustration to wildlife fine art. In 2015, my husband and I moved to Duluth, quickly feeling at home in the bountiful wilderness of the Northland. I am a full time, homeschooling mom in addition to my career as a wildlife artist, and feel so blessed to be both.
I work with acrylic on canvas and paper. I use acrylic paint in unique ways by thinning it out- often using it similarly to watercolors. In some paintings, I incorporate pages from antique books for additional texture, meaning and history.