In a nutshell
I had the good fortune of being raised in a family full of creative people. From an early age, I loved making beautiful things any way I could. In 2006, I earned my BFA from the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point in Art & Design with a minor in Dance, exhibiting and performing throughout my time there.
After graduation, I moved to Vancouver, WA, where I danced for several years with local groups and exhibited numerous paintings while working professionally as a web designer. I moved to Duluth, MN, in 2010 and continued to pursue opportunities in performance and exhibition while working as a graphic designer. I performed in the Duluth Playhouse’s production of A Chorus Line in 2012, and in Dances on the Lakewalk in 2013-2018. In 2016, I had the opportunity to craft a solo exhibition through the Duluth Art Institute at the Depot, Pattern Conspiracy, which featured paintings, dances, fabric designs and costume designs.
In 2018, I transitioned from working primarily in graphic design to a full-time focus on art. I enjoy pursuing both visual and performance art in my career, and find that they feed off of and into one other. When my work is at its best, (whether it's illustration, design, choreography or painting) it is playful, colorful and intricate. I enjoy the process of creating something new in a wide variety of media.
I live with my forester husband, Clark, and cat, Mel Tormé, in Duluth.