I have grown up in the Chicago area all my life and have been interested in art since I was a little girl. The earliest memory I have of being exposed to art was at five years old on my first visit to the Art Institute of Chicago. It was there that I saw the 68 Miniature Rooms created by Mrs. James Ward Thorne. Her dedication and passion for each piece opened my eyes to the meaning of being attentive to detail.
From grammar school through highschool, my family and teachers continued to encourage this passion for creating. When I went to college, I focused on the mediums of painting and printmaking. I was intrigued by the works Edward Hopper. His attention to light within his etchings and paintings made the otherwise ordinary subject of his works transform into something faciniating.
No matter what I do, my goal is to use the creative tools given to me, and seeing life as art.
When I'm not in front of a canvas or sketching, I'm either enjoying the company of family and friends, finding a new recipe, listening to music, journaling, or exploring the great outdoors!