A face talks to me even when a person is silent. I paint portraits to explore the individual characteristics of each of my subjects.
I am an acrylic painter and capturing a unique moment, a story, or a particular location on canvas is my passion. I graduated magnum cum laude from Boise State University in 1996, receiving a BFA in art with an emphasis in painting and art history. My painting style is realistic and full of intense colors. My artwork has been shown in more than 100 exhibitions throughout the United States, winning multiple awards. The College of Idaho includes my work in the “Idaho Women’s Collection”. I also teach acrylic painting/ drawing to individuals and groups.
My greatest inspiration comes from my travels and I specialize in painting the people and locals of the diverse cultures I visit. My portraits explore and capture an individual’s characteristics. My travel scenes depict far away places that invite the viewer to experience other cultures. Many works are a combination portrait and travel scene, showing people in both everyday activities and special events.
I am the current President of Boise Open Studios Collective Organization, a founding member of the Treasure Valley Artists Association, a Boise Art Museum docent and the curator of the Garden City Library “Art & Brushes” program. I also enjoys acting in many of Idaho’s Treasure Valley community theaters.
My art is represented by Peterson’s Gallery and Chocolatier in Baker City, OR and the Art Source Gallery 1015 Main St. Boise, ID