I earned my bachelor’s degree in art therapy from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. While earning my art therapy degree, I took as many art studio classes I could cram into my schedule, specifically painting and ceramics. Although I wanted to become a professional artist, I felt a stronger calling to helping others discover the healing capacity of art making. After graduating, I moved to Colorado to pursue my master’s degree in art therapy at Naropa University. It was there that I learned to meditate, to listen, to be curious, and to open my heart to help others. I practiced as an art therapist and play therapist, focusing my attention on children and families. Once my husband and I started having children, we felt the midwest calling us back. We returned to Ohio and at that time I decided to commit my time to raising our children and making art.
I am a mixed media artist and I work with acrylic and resin, encaustic, and watercolors. I am inspired by microscope slides, cycles found in nature, repetition, pattern, living mindfully, cheering for the underdog, Jungian theory, collections of small objects, dreams and art therapy.
Member of the Ohio Art League
Member of CAW (Creative Arts of Women)
Ohio Art League Thumbox Exhibition, 2013
Broad Street Presbyterian Church Members Show, 2015
Ohio Art League Thumbox Exhibition, 2015
CAW (Creative Arts of Women) Landmark Exhibition, 2015
Wild Goose Creative #wildartcolumbus, 2016
Ohio State Fair Juried Show, 2016
Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry Exhibition, 2016
CAW “State of Affairs” Exhibition, 2016
Wild Goose Creative 10th Anniversary Small Works Show, 2017
Art and Artists of 614 Juried Show, 2017
Ohio Art League Thumb Box Show, 2017