I’m traditional North Dakota through and through, and for those that don’t know that means family and faith. I’m blessed with a loving husband and two great kids who are ever supportive of my next endeavor.
There are several recurring themes that seem to show up in my work. Among them are dogs, nature, life on the prairie, faith and music. At its essence, my art is a reflection of all the things I value most about life in North Dakota.
And did I mention dogs, my dog Maggi was a frequent subject of my work… she poses, I paint. My new 4 legged model, Molli, is a welcome addition in my studio.
My work has recently evolved into color pencil creations. I began my career as a pastel artist, often including various art mediums to create unique works of art. My new passion is color pencil work- the time and patience it requires challenges me every day! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Teaching & Giving Back
I’m passionate about teaching and sharing my skills. Art is infinitely more fun when shared, and the experience of creating it is as important as the finished piece, maybe more so. I particularly like working with kids and have found myself all over North Dakota working in classrooms with students of all ages.
I am an Artist in Residence with the ND Council on the Arts, Minot Area Council on the Arts, and a visual arts instructor for the ND USFW Jr. Duck Stamp Program. I also teach in the public schools locally and offer after school art sessions.