Thirty years ago I took my first art class. I walked through the local art store with my supply list in hand and stars in my eyes. I couldn’t believe I was going to be required to buy art supplies. From that day I embarked on a journey of discovering my passion of making art. In 2002 I graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor Fine Art degree with an emphasis in ceramics. Now, as a painter and illustrator, everything feeds my imagination. A goldfinch singing in the backyard, an eagle soaring over the mountains, flowers in my garden, even a mouse under my sink, serve as inspiration for paintings, illustrations, stories and songs. My paintings, my stories and my songs are all about whom I love and what I love. I believe the artistic and musical techniques that I have learned over the years allow me to see deeper into the world. With this deeper insight I love to bring together diverse pieces to make a whole that is interesting, colorful, and fun.