I am an artist and teacher living in Bellingham, Washington. I’ve been making art for most of my life, and majored in Studio Art at Whitman College. My favorite childhood photo is one of me in front of my easel, picturing a time of pure joy and connection with creating. While I enjoy working in almost any medium, I am currently pursuing oil painting and gouache in my studio in the Waterfront Artist Studio Collective in Bellingham. The concentration that I’m currently pursuing is a series of paintings that reflect the trails that I’ve run and walked in the Northwest, the Methow Valley, and beyond. Not only do I have the opportunity to paint one of my favorite subjects, the landscape, but I also am able to capture the peace, light and shadows that I experience in these precious places. It took me many years to discover the theme that you see within the works today. Once I simply expressed the beauty I experience from 100’s of hours on the trail I discovered my voice as an artist. Hopefully my works will continue to grow and change, but I would not be surprised if they will forever reflect my experience in nature.