I'm a seasoned Art Director having spent the bulk of my career as a motion designer and animator for Hallmark. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon with a Bachelor of Fine Art, I spent much of my professional career freelancing my way through the DC area, Chicago, and now Kansas City where I call home.
Two years ago I left my job at Hallmark to stay home with my 3 children. Being a full-time mom has been an enriching, joyful and exhausting experience! I quickly understood the importance of continuing to engage in creative projects for the sanity of all who knew me. After years of working digitally, I went back to my roots of paintbrush to paper and canvas. I have experimented with all sorts of mediums and techniques and discovered that I love them all, as long as I am creating them with my hands - or little hands too! I also love doing art with kids.
In my free time you’ll find me in my home-based studio working with paper, yarn, felt, acrylic and watercolor paints, wire and paper mache. You’ll often see my obsession for flowers across these mediums along with my love for creating keepsake portraiture of people and pets. My art and Etsy shop (coming soon!) will continue to evolve with my latest creative spark or leftover material. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoy creating them!