Hello! Welcome to my joyful little corner of the world!
I am a teaching artist for creatives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and internationally. Sales from selling my art help support community outreach and educational programming I am a part of.
Immersing myself in beautiful, diverse cities, and communities I create out of the overflow of my joyful heart. I make colorful, personal, and commissioned art, teach in homes, school, churches, and hotels.
I play with a variety of mediums; acrylic, watercolor, calligraphy, ink, paper, canvas, oil, gauche, chalk, collage, colored pencils, markers, crayons, even plants, flowers, and food!
I believe life is art and I paint my dreams daily. I aim to inspire others to do the same.
Over 15 years of work as childcare provider has produced not only works of art, but many hearts and lives nurtured through the creative process. My work as a private nanny for families cultivated a heart to care for and create memorable experiences for myself and others.
Teaching in Costa Rica for three years took that care to the classroom and beyond to hotels, co-work spaces, tours through the jungle, and Airbnb experiences.
I have traveled throughout the United States, Mexico, Dominican Republic, France, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, and Guatemala creating art and weaving a tapestry of artists into my life work. I am process driven and incorporate the sights, sounds, stories, and feelings into everything I make. Sometimes the process is all there is, and there is no product to show, except an ever more joyful beating heart.
I define success in smiles and good stories of expanded hearts and souls.