Born and raised midwestern artist. Attended University of Iowa for Art and Art Education. Professional artist and k-6 art educator since 2002. I am based in Iowa City, travel mostly to local midwestern cities for art fairs in the summer but have shipped my work worldwide. I hope to have a solo show in Japan one day.
"Painting is a privilege. " -Alice Neel
I love both the immediate satisfaction and the journey it eventually takes over time.
Constantly creating, I have over 100 works in progress at any given time. Painting allows me to explore color and portraits to tell stories that people connect to. I prefer to work rather loosely and organically, allowing the portrait to evolve.
Connection. People and color combinations have been a lifelong interest. I can be fairly quiet because my mind is always busy, I have a constant flow of ideas and images that rarely stay the way they start and I love that. My works are fictional, yet they seem destined to certain people. One of the best parts of creating is finding that connection and the shared experience of art.
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