I am a painter living in Portland, OR. Preferring a palette knife and a large brush, I work while listening to music, often chewing on an idea or contemplating a current event.

Creating with the intent to convey a mood, I utilize layers and textures, blending colors unique to each piece. Just as musical notes create harmony and dissonance, each paint stroke blends and contrasts, communicating the calm and tension experienced in life.

Each creative work depicts the journey towards authenticity.  The results are images that embrace imperfections and convey honest emotion.

Artists I am currently inspired by are Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, and Gerhard Richter. I am drawn to shades of blue, crooked lines and drama.

I presently reside with my husband (my partner in all things), my three kids (sometimes more because foster care is one of the best things we could possibly do for one another), and my German Shepherd guard dog, Pepper.  

Photo on 2011-04-05 at 16.40 #2.jpg

Each piece is created with professional paints and finished with a gloss varnish to preserve color and texture. 

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