I’ve been an artist for over 20 years and have a degree in Apparel Design and Fine Art from Seattle Pacific University. My current artistic passions include expressionistic oil paintings and creating high-vibration jewelry. I love painting portraits and figures in particular, and aim to capture both the visual complexity of the physical subject in addition to their emotional complexity.
My most recent artistic works seek to explore themes of femininity and mental health through a figurative lens, with elements of surrealism and modern expressionism. I strive to juxtapose socio-cultural ideas of femininity and female identity found in history, literature, and religion with the experiences of the 21st century woman, and often include personal imagery within my work. I also aim to explore ideas pertaining to mental health and believe that personal expression through art can be a very meaningful and healing form of therapy.
My primary medium is oil painting, but I also have experience working in graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, chalk pastel, conte crayon, and watercolor. My most recent achievement is the completion of a large, public mural commission.
I am currently accepting commissions for both original artworks and custom murals, please inquire for details through my Contact page.
I am based in Vancouver, WA, where I live with my husband and three children, and teach art classes on a part-time basis.
“People like you must create. If you don’t… you will become a menace to society.”A quote from the novel “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple, and an apt description of my artistic journey.
All images copyright of the Artist.