My art is inspired by a restless spirit and a love for immersing myself in new places. Born into a fourth-generation Army family at Ft. Monroe, VA, travel became my home. International education, friends, and multi-cultural experiences shaped my life. I have a BS in Management from CSU, Ft. Collins and Colorado Christian University, Denver. Career was DoD contract management and RFP/proposal work. Being around the military was always a good fit.
Ever since childhood, I have had a sketch pad by side. Much of my time has always been spent volunteering. I echo what others say, I receive more than I give. I spent seven years in the Capitol Hill area of Denver, serving coffee and conversation and friendship to many who were homeless. I felt much happiness there just being in the moment, no agendas. Much wisdom was gained from my friends there, not to mention the laughter. I have many stories. There is a presence there in helping others that just cannot be logically explained. They found out that I liked to draw, so they began making requests for stories from the Bible. Thus began my Christian art. They are so knowledgeable. I had to look up the stories they requested and then try to imagine myself at the scene, drawing the pictures around myself. Drawing the pictures using a sketch pad and computer led me to some amazing results, far beyond anyplace I knew I was headed. My “audience” was delighted and began to frame my art by gluing tiny shards of mirrors, pottery, anything salvaged, together to form a frame. One thing led to another, and here I am. I am thrilled to be expressing myself through art. It takes me out of myself and into peace, leaving pain and worries a long way away. There is so much to give. It’s huge.