Deep in the woods of Vermont I create art that celebrates nature. Mixed media art and handmade cards that reflect the colors and textures in the plants that surround me. Combining acrylic paint, pigmented ink, and pen I form elements of painting, drawing, hand printed leaves, and collage. These materials allow me to capture the enchanting moments and humbling complexity of this ecosystem as I explore the forest. By sharing my art, and my love for nature, I hope to inspire more people to actively and thoughtfully protect the natural world.
As early as I can remember my creativity was energized by a fascination with plants and animals. Art became my voice early on in school and lead me to the University of Massachusetts where I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1999. Having fallen in love with the natural beauty of the region, I remained; to create art, explore the landscape, and work with various art venues in Western Massachusetts. During this time, my desire to build a more direct connection to nature became a necessity. In 2018 my partner and I decided to leave our downtown conveniences for a cozy home hidden among 54 acres of woods in Southern Vermont. In this wonderfully inspiring place we learn; how to improve habitat for wildlife, be humble stewards of the forest, and strengthen resiliency for our uncertain future. Striving to live a more harmonious life with nature both in action and aesthetics. I aspire to create in collaboration with nature, expressing my creativity in the studio and in the land itself.