October 2002, I took my first painting class at Bellevue Art Museum. Something in me awoke, a true passion for creating art on canvas. I studied design and art history in college, and for 20 years worked as a graphic designer in the publication industry. At times, this provided me a wonderful creative outlet. However, I felt a true void and only within painting has that void been filled.
I began working in mixed medium collage about 13 years ago. I’m inspired by the beautiful place where I live. I love hiking, gardening and just being outdoors. I love texture, color and have always had a fascination with maps. My collage series allows me to display the many different layers of the world. I hope the viewer will discover the individual beauty/layers of each piece.