As an artist, I am emotionally and spiritually connected to the subjects of my work. I observe birds in their natural environment and am always in awe of them. I appreciate and admire birds for their beauty, curiosity, intelligence, wit and resourcefulness. I try to emulate these characteristics in the work I create. I love using vibrant colors and I like to give each bird their own unique personality. I am constantly inspired by these wonderful creatures and would like my work to educate, inspire and bring a smile to people’s faces. Art has always been with me; however, science has been an enduring curiosity. I have finally come full circle and am combining my talents towards a unified and greater goal. This goal is to help conserve avian and wildlife species through my art.
I received a scholarship and attended University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA and also hold a BS in Biology from Colorado State University and an AS in Animal Health Technology from Hartnell College.
I have worked as a licensed veterinary nurse, teacher, environmental and outdoor educator and more recently as an Interpretive Park Ranger in Grand Teton National Park.