I have a BFA from Ohio University with an emphasis in painting, and studied art in Prague, CZ. After receiving a Masters in Art Education from the University of Toledo I went on to teach painting and drawing at Toledo School for the Arts and classes at the Toledo Museum of Art. My work is driven by the conversation between colors and the rhythm colors create on the canvas. These conversations reflect the joy and love that comes from creating and are a celebration of life and its imperfections. Every brushstroke, every color choice is an expression of my journey - one of healing, growth, and rediscovery.
Both art and life are journeys of growth, learning, and embracing the process - the raw emotions, the mistakes, and the eventual triumph. For me every day in the studio is a reminder that art has the power to transform not only the canvas but also the artist. In both my paintings and my life, I’m trying not to dwell on mistakes but to keep painting until those layers can turn into something better. By embracing the process, you can find a pathway to celebrate life's moments, both big and small. I have a profound gratitude for the transformative power of art and a belief that in creating something beautiful, we can find beauty in ourselves. Painting is more than just strokes on a canvas; it is a celebration of life, resilience, and the pursuit of beauty in all its forms. Art saved me, and now, through my art, I hope to inspire others to find their own sanctuary amidst the chaos of life and celebrate the beauty that remains within us all.