Art is many things, but most importantly, it is fun. Although I have been making art my whole life, I’m constantly learning to embrace myself as an artist. After graduating from college with a BA in Peace Studies, I realized the best way to make peace with myself and with the world is through art. I’ve honed my art skills through years of drawing and painting. Growing up with a mother who is a painter, I had a lot of play time and mini lessons in acrylic and watercolor painting. I’ve expanded my practice to include pastels and digital art. My dedication to art began after college when I realized I can’t live without it. My work reflects several things about me. One, I am deeply inspired by nature. I go into nature to think, dream, feel, rest, and gain perspective. A lot of my art is inspired by the colors, shapes, and patterns I see on my walks. Two, I am a bold. I love to use color and create images that spark deep thought or feeling. Three, I believe play is a necessary component to living a happy and healthy life. When struggling to get into an artistic flow, I approach my next project with a spirit of playfulness, and that is usually the key to unlock my creativity.