I am a self-taught watercolor artist whose journey with creativity began years ago, exploring with photography, collage, jewelry making, and painting. My watercolor landscapes are inspired by my connection with the outside world. I have personally experienced the healing power of nature as well as witnessed it in others. What I experience in the wild is awe of color, shape, and sound. Each experience invokes emotion for me, and that is what I hope to express through my art. Every outing in nature calls forth something different. Art, just like nature, challenges me to self-reflect, to explore and express those feelings sparked by the beauty of the wild. My art is an interpretation of the many gifts that nature has to offer.
After many moves I now reside in the beautiful Mancos Valley. I am a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed addiction counselor. I currently work with under-resourced youth in La Plata County. Due to the difficult nature of this work, I frequently lean on my art for reprieve. Creating engages me in the present moment, allowing me to take some much needed space for myself.
During the pandemic, I was feeling a pull to work with my hands, and looked into weaving. After receiving a surprise gift from a friend with fibers and a weaving round, I found a new passion and outlet. I hope my all my work ignites a feeling in you, that’s what brings me the most joy.