lived in Panama and Indiana before finally settling down in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in 1998. As a little girl, she recalls her excitement going straight to the inside cover of a new coloring book, just so she could draw her own picture on the blank page. Her love for art blossomed as she took drawing and painting classes throughout high school in Indianapolis, Indiana. In college, she added a studio art minor to her Spanish and education degrees from Wake Forest University (B.A.) and NC State (M.S.A.).
As a former Spanish teacher who traveled throughout the world, she was inspired by the bright and bold colors of Latin American artists and artisans. That inspiration can be seen in the bright colors and bold brush strokes she often uses in her oil and acrylic paintings. Her paintings can be described as contemporary impressionism, but she isn’t afraid to mix styles, techniques, and try new mediums as she continues to play with color and brushwork. She is best recognized, though, for her fun-loving pet portraits and her colorful landscape oil paintings.