about

Creating is a passion...as natural as breathing. I have an overwhelming desire to explore everything—drawing, painting, poetry, storytelling, music, dance, and especially human nature. Every line & curve fascinates me, the way that color & light dance duets, how shapes emerge out of movement. I love how words, music and images connect us on a personal level—no matter how differently we may see the world. Art has the power to inspire, to ignite change, or just allow us to be moved by everyday things, and that amazes me. My images are inspired by the process of creating. Some suggest stories, others simply explore color & texture in ways that I find intriguing. I create images that often appear real but couldn't possibly exist. I search for qwerky reflections that emerge out of ordinary things. This site is an opportunity for me to share the way I see the world.

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I've always loved art and have a natural ability to draw. I took my very first photograph with a brownie camera at nine & clearly remember the thrill of capturing an image of fishing lines on a visit to Port Washington. I still have the camera and cherish the image below...



Initially I thought I should be something more “academic” and stable—an Art Historian, or an Archeologist—possibly something in art restoration or scientific illustration but instead, I graduated with a B.S. in Art/Art Education from UW–Madison. Since then I've dabbled in various practical ways to earn a living but a love for sharing the creative process brought me to teaching and, opportunity, to graphic design. Computers have opened a whole new world of possibilities for me. Simplifying my work in some ways, the computer also offers infinite ways to alter reality. The merging of technology, creativity and education is fascinating. Currently I am a senior artist/graphic designer for the School of Education, in the University of Wisconsin, but am never far from creative adventures and moments of inspiration. I can't wait to explore and see what happens next!

 

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It's "never too late to be what you might have been" —George Eliot