I began my art practice in the 4th grade and have never really stopped. As a teen, I took private lessons as well as lessons in school. In college, I was an art major before going into education. I also had the opportunity to travel all over the world to Europe, Asia, South America and even Egypt. In every area, I was able to study closely the wonderful artwork of the masters from all over the world. I traveled through the fabulous museums studying closely and was truly humbled by what I saw. I continue to this day to study and practice because learning is a lifelong adventure. I hope to bring this passion to my studio.