I have painted, designed and created things since I was very young, designing houses and utopian neighborhoods as a kid. Inspired by the colors and translucency of bodies of water and gemstones, I work with glazes of translucent colors in my work. I love traveling to new places, taking in the colors and textures of a place and my work often begins with a single color memory of a place.

I was born in Washington State and grew up in Santa Barbara, California with stints in Florida, San Francisco and San Diego, so the ocean is always home to me. I moved with my husband and two kids to Bend Oregon in 2006.