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My artistic journey began in first grade when I got the award in art class for the most creative paper plate turkey. I went home to my parents and proudly declared that "I want to be an artist when I grow up!". I spent my entire youth and adolescence surrounding by art, experimenting and creating with any materials I could get my hands on. My high school art teacher was fantastic, and she encouraged me to learn as much as I could about art and how to create art that has both skill and passion. Every Friday night for three years I snuck into a nude life drawing class, and lied that I was 18. I even tried glass blowing several times before I realized that fire was too dangerous! I was fortunate to have a docent position at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in my hometown of Washington, D.C. Growing up 20 minutes from multiple free art museums was the perfect nutrient for my creative brain.

I knew without a shadow of a doubt that I would attend an art school. If you had told me that I would be attending art school four times in my life- I would have rolled my eyes, but not have been surprised. Two things I enjoy most is creating art and learning new things. I have a BFA from Arizona State University, where I studied photography and textiles. I have a real passion for textile design, fabrics and using texture in my art. Because of this passion I attended The George Washington University master's program in Interior Design and Architecture. After attending GWU, I went on to start my own award-winning interior design firm. My specialty was residential interior design with a focus on Universal Design and Aging-in-Place. I feel that I have a responsibility to help people and design for everyone. I spent eleven years in the medical field where I was able to care for patients and learn a lot about human empathy.


Everything changed in 2020 when covid happened. I had time to think about my business and priorities in life. I loved interior design, but I missed creating things with my hands, and I felt that something was missing in my life. To be honest- I just wan't happy anymore. In the end of 2020 my father passed away, and that made a huge impact on my life. I made a promise to him that I would seek out happiness. Happiness turned out to be switching my career to graphic design and illustration, and going back to art school at the age of 45! I am happy to tell you that after four decades of creating art, studying design twice now, taking a million art history courses I have found the place where I belong.

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