I grew up in Northern Wisconsin and have called Madison home since 2000 when I attended the University of Wisconsin and earned a Bachelors in Studio Art and English Literature.  After a detour through Law School at DePaul University in Chicago I struggled to practice law as the recession was at its height.  I knew that I needed to find my way back to something that I loved and painting had always carried me through the dark times.

I now design and paint community murals with Dane Arts Mural Arts (DAMA) and work out of my home studio on the east side where I live with my husband Steve who owns a forestry business, Moose the Vizsla and our “dingo” Lola. I have also taken on the role of grant writer for DAMA which helps me to use all of my education and both sides of my brain. I am very proud to be able to help the organization grow and expand in the wonderful work that we do. I also run the art walls at Alchemy Cafe - If you are an artist interested in showing work, please contact me.

I pinch myself sometimes just to make sure it is all real.