Multi-Arts; Visual Arts: Functional/Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Instructor, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Paper, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Technology
Printmaker, painter, metal and mixed-media artist, designer, aspiring yogi and adventure seeker.
My current artistic energies have been in Printmaking, digital imaging and metal and mixed-media. As a lifelong artist and learner, my ideas are inspired by parallels and patterns experienced in everyday life. My most recent work reflects my life trials, interactions and observances over the last few years. Each piece is very personal, but the message is intended to be universal – stories of innocence lost, inclusion, isolation, adaptability, perseverance, addiction and betrayal. There is child-like optimism juxtaposed against darkness and regret. On a constant quest for balance as an artist, marketing professional and Mom, I carve out creative time. Sometimes literally. My work is a myriad of layers, starting with drawing, paper, paint and image transfers allowing for luminosity and serendipity essential to my process. There is a meditative quality in carving a block of wood or building up layers then waiting for them to dry, reflecting, then working some more.
My traditional education from the American Academy of Art (1992) and 20 + years of graphic design make up my art foundation. But more recently, I’ve earned her Bachelors Degree in Communications with a minor in Fine Art at Elmhurst College, Magna Cum Laude. I’ve recently accepted a position as Executive Director at the Addison Center for the Arts, working within the community and advocate for the arts.