Aside form a few months living & traveling Europe, I have lived in Des Moines, Iowa my whole, sweet life. I hold a BFA in Fine Arts/Visual Studies from Iowa State. I am a multi-medium artist who makes acrylic paintings = large (indoor/ outdoor murals) and small watercolor wall hangings , collage art with found objects, photos & papers as well as drawings & illustrations . I am up for custom work most of the time, when it is a good fit. I enjoy community art projects like working in retirement homes, schools & treatment centers. I design to bring positivity in the present moment with some of my work. I also work to shift and question life and death through my art, to tell difficult stories & invite healing. I serve as Art Director for Sticks Art & Furniture since 1994. I teach yoga weekly. My family lives in the Drake Neighborhood. We have an adult daughter Helen & teenage boy Isaac. My studio is always open to visitors. I love making art, animals, nature, old things, coffee, meditation & navigating this life as best I can to shine, question, love & kick ass.