I am an artist deeply inspired by fantasy and fairy tales. Like many artists I have been drawing ever since childhood and loved drawing fairies, mythical creatures and woodland animals. All those things continue to inspire me. My Inspirations grew to include everything from art history, to the petals and leaves of plants on forest floor.
During my art schooling I explored the school library where I dove into books on the Pre-Raphaelites, Art Nouveau, and turn of the century illustrations. I had the chance to study in Japan and spent my spare time drawing manga inspired comics.
I create my color artworks with watercolors, inks and acrylics. I make each painting in stages, starting with pencil and ink drawings followed by many transparent layers of watercolor. Recently I have rediscovered my love of pen and ink drawings to in an effort to distill the essence of my style. It was exciting to final realize that common thread in art I loved was the line.
I now live in Wisconsin (transplanted from Minnesota) with my husband and two cats.