I've always been an artist, but I took it to the next level by graduating with a BFA in Visual Arts with an emphasis in Painting. Since then, I've pursued my dream as a professional, both selling and teaching art. My work begins with a layer of altered National Geographic pages and builds through layers of ink, charcoal, and acrylic paint. I use these media because of the depth, texture, and vibrancy they allow in my paintings. I am an avid outdoorswoman, and my work is heavily influenced by the flora and fauna of the natural world. Conceptually, I explore the idea of harmonious relationships between man and their environment.