Born and raised in Orange County, California, I took an interest to drawing at a very young age. Some of my happiest memories are of creating, whether it be my own language or a drawing. I just remember always being passionate about using my mind to create. I started taking art classes as a child, but really became involved in the arts in junior high. Any elective from junior high through high school was devoted to art. My plan was to go on to college and major in art. However, during my senior year in high school I lost my passion and dropped out of my art classes. This passion was reignited at various times over the last twenty years, but a career in teaching, and a growing family, left very little time for art. I never lost the need to create, though. In early 2014, I began creating art regularly and my life hasn’t been the same. My passion has been reignited and I feel as though I am exploding! I have found that I need art, and art needs me! Art provides me the outlet that I need to release the life emotions that I experience daily, whether they be happiness, sadness, disappointment, or celebration. I love that I can pour myself into my piece and forget about everything else that is going on around me.
What Inspires Me?
I am inspired by everything around me! I am inspired by my husband and children, by a quote that I hear or read, by the stranger walking down the street in bright clothing, etc. Life inspires me and I am excited to share it with others!
What Makes My World Go Round?
My family first and foremost! Life, love, and the pursuit of happiness. Following my dreams. Running fast toward the things in life that I want to pursue. Not wasting time. Getting lost in my art and forgetting about everything around me but the canvas before my eyes.