I've been an artist since my childhood in rural Minnesota. In high school, I tried graphite portraiture for the first time and fell in love. I went on to receive a BA from Augustana University and took Graphic Design courses at the Art Institutes International - Minnesota. In addition to graphite and digital design, I enjoy charcoal drawing, photography, and creating stained glass.
Fundraising is my 9-5 job and I am currently the Director of Institutional Support at Fox Advancement in Minneapolis, raising funds for the important work of several local and national nonprofits. Past employers include Stages Theatre Company in Hopkins, MN, Virginia Repertory Theatre in Richmond, VA, and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in St. Paul, MN. I'm grateful my career path has allowed me the freedom to also pursue my artistic passions.
I have many joys, including my husband, Robbie, my cat Janis and dog Indie, being outdoors -- camping, hiking, or just observing, listening to a variety of music and making my own, reading fiction and memoirs, cooking and eating delicious food, watching good and bad cinema and theatre, singing karaoke, writing, acting, and traveling.
I am grateful to God, the first Artist, for giving me artistic ability, and to my family and friends for supporting and encouraging my creativity. Please contact me if you have questions about pricing or would like to talk about commissioning a piece.