It all really started with photography for me, I fell in love with the viewfinder of the camera and the ability to create such perfect images within it. As I followed my heart into the world of photography, I began to find my style, I love the intricacies and perfections of nature. Quickly I began to see my photographic style translate into my paintings.
With this new change, my vision became focused on painting, I attended the Laguna College of Art and Design, in Laguna Beach, CA.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus on environmental oil paintings. The more I worked with oils, the more I loved the feel of the oils, the bounce of the brush on the canvas, the layers and mixing of colors and the light and depth that can be created within them.
Over the years I have been torn between my two loves, photography and painting, but have come to a place where I can really enjoy both worlds letting them play back and forth off of each other. Having moved back to the Northwest I have been artistically refueled and inspired to push my artistic drive where ever it may take me.