Photo with my youngest daughter in front of my favorite painting, Madame Vigee-Le Brun et sa fille, Jeanne-Lucie-Louise, dite Julie, when we visited the Louvre in 2017.
The arts have always been my escape from regular life. As a child, my favorite thing was to color and draw. I even created my own comic strip about my beloved basset hound. I had my sights set on becoming an artist of some type. As I grew up, I took every art class I could including drawing, painting, and photography. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University. I continued my education by graduating with a Master of Science degree in Education Media Design and Technology.
I was born in Logan, Utah. My parents lived in Utah until I was three. We moved quite often and I’ve lived in several different locations in Arizona, California, and Florida. While in Florida, I got involved with the art scene and displayed artwork at the Orlando Museum of Art, City Arts Factory, and Sanford Historic Welcome Center. I returned to Utah five years ago to live near family. I currently live in Bountiful, Utah with my husband, two daughters, and three cats.
Sometimes I wish I could live in my art because it’s where I feel most at home. Pablo Picasso said, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” This statement resonates with my feelings about why I make art. It soothes my soul and restores my equilibrium in life.