From an early age, I felt compelled to draw and paint, often with encouragement of my teachers and family. As I grew up into a practical young woman, I began to think that painting was something one did for enjoyment, not as a serious career. My head told me to be practical, but my heart told me another story. I went to the Columbus College of Art & Design to study advertising. My heart won out on the location though and I was brought back to the country air in Hardin County. I live in the country and am inspired by nature every day. I live here with my husband, Wes, three children, Molly, Kyle and Brady, a golden retriever, Grace, and Kitty, the kitty. My art captures moments that I see in nature and the moments from holidays and celebrations. I have worked in the graphic arts department in the printing industry and have been involved with many different print materials. I have worked with watercolor and also enjoy painting on wood with acrylic paints. I can paint realistic beautiful images or can illustrate a moment from my imagination.