I am an acrylic/oil painter, illustrator and art educator with a degree in Art Education and Secondary Education. I previously taught art in the public school system for 7 years, have been a full-time artist for 8 years and love sharing my love of art with others through classes, workshops, retreats and paint at home kits. I am in awe of the natural world. Nature has the ability to wake up my mind to the present moment, sparking ideas and insight. The resulting paintings are vivid, emotional, playful and dreamlike. My art practice helps me slow down and notice the world around me by examining shapes, colors, movement rhythms and light. Outside of art, I love travel, yoga, nature, music and hanging out with my dog.