I was born and raised in Southern California and have been drawing and painting since I was very young. I graduated from Principia College as an art major, then attended LA Art Center College of Design for 2½ years as an illustration major. Recently I’ve taken several classes at Gnomon School of Special Effects to learn digital painting which I love! My current favorite way to paint is a combination of watercolor and digital because digital enables much finer detail work especially in doing animals. I honestly feel like I live in the most wonderful time period for doing art with the use of all these mediums!!

My husband and I have 4 grown children and live on a very small ranch in central California with several horses, a Scottish Highland cow, 4 kitties and a Newfie and a Great Pyrenees. Previously we lived in Utah and Massachusetts. I have loved every place I’ve lived!

I do detailed illustration work as well as commissions (primarily animals), storyboards, and concept art. Without exception every time I start a new picture I always think I love doing this so very much!!!