I am and artist and a writer. My very first art-love was writing. It manifested itself during primary school—poetry, creative short stories…and of course, the pictures that came along with them. In college, a BFA soon led to a career in graphic design, which was followed by a Master’s Degree in Teaching—always with the thread of connection and communication running through my work. The birth of my two sons released me to follow my heart, reclaiming the artist that I have always been. Today, I revel in illustration, surface pattern design and gouache painting, making heartfelt connections with others through art and words.