May 14, 2019

Both my parents taught art, I never thought much about it, it was just part of my history. Then this winter I was lucky enough to be asked to fill in while the art teacher at our local high school went on maternity leave. I said okay, as I secretly wondered what I had...

December 27, 2017

N   NOLAN LIGHTFOOT - the hubs and a kick ass painter.

O   OOMPH -  a somewhat vague and elusive word, but it is always what I want my paintings to have. 

P   PHOENIX ART MUSEUM -  this is a big one. From childhood memories of the gingerbread houses, the miniat...

November 7, 2017

A   ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM - a post–World War II art movement in American painting, developed in New York in the 1940s. It was the first specifically American movement to achieve international influence and put New York City at the center of the western art world, a ro...

September 30, 2017

So if you already follow me on Instagram you can quit reading now. Really, you already know all this. 

A long time ago, in a land far away my dear friend Brittany and I had a long conversation about rainbows. After this I couldn't help but notice how many rainbows I cam...

August 22, 2017

Of course I talk about my work. I talk about it with strangers, I talk about it at openings. I talk about it with patrons. But honestly I don't spend a lot of time talking about it with other artists. Probably an insecurity thing. I mean it's one thing to discuss it wi...

July 6, 2017

I've decided that it is time to actually do some artist promotion, artist growth, artist outreach for myself. For many reasons it is much easier to do it for others, when it comes to talking about myself and promoting my work, I struggle a bit. But it's now or never. S...

June 28, 2017

When I turned eighteen my parents gave me Dr. Seuss' 'Oh the Places You'll Go', and I am trying to live up to that. I have started filling out some Artist in Residency applications this past month, everywhere from Texas to Arctic Russia. There are two big reasons for m...

June 16, 2017

It has been a busy and exciting summer. Our space at Second Story Studios is up and running and we are loving it! And I am so glad I have had a space to paint because I have 2 shows up within a 1 mile radius!

There are 10 of my watercolor mosaic pieces on display at The...

April 22, 2017

A steep stairway, 25 steps behind a barely visible door lead up to my studio. It really is a little slice of heaven for me. My chair sits next to the window so I can capture every bit of light there is. Headphones on, an audiobook playing, I am lost in my world of pain...

February 4, 2017

That was probably my mantra as my parents hoped that some culture would sink in. even if by osmosis. Well, good job Mom and Dad, it totally worked! I found this picture today, documenting my overwhelming joy at the British Museum. It also made me remember sitting in th...