My art is heavily inspired by nature. Each creation takes on its own life, much like nature does when it unfolds. Many of my pieces greet you with a soft, serene atmosphere evoking a peaceful emotion, while others pull you in with the bold colors, telling their own story. I am drawn to the horizon line, the space where land or water meet the sky, a quiet pause at the end of the day as the sun sets, a deep exhale, or a place to root yourself to the earth. It reminds me of how important it is to stay grounded in the world we live in today. I received my BFA in Illustration from Washington University in St. Louis. I taught elementary art for many years and have been a professional artist for the past 5 years. In addition to my studio practice, I lead watercolor workshops and retreats. This work allows me to connect with women, teaching them how to use the medium as a tool to ease anxiety. My painting practice is what grounds me daily. I love sharing with others how to set intentions and being mindful with their own creativity.