A self taught artist, my adventures in oil painting began in
2008. I graduated from Taylor University in 2000 with a degree
in Chemistry Education. Currently I reside in Fort Wayne,
Indiana, with my husband Chris and our three young
As I have only recently started painting from life, many of
my plein air paintings are taken from the gentle Indiana
landscape. In my studio work, I enjoy painting seascapes, more
exotic locales and people in their every day activities. Having
lived on three different continents as a child of missionaries,
I have a fascination and appreciation for other lands and
cultures and I hope to be able to spend more time on such
paintings in the future.
Whether working outdoors or in the studio, I strive to
express the glory of creation and the significance of human
life. I try to have at least a small element of humanity in each
of my paintings, even my landscapes, as humanity gives purpose
to all of nature.
Painting is a spiritual experience for me. God has blessed me
with a vehicle to make a small statement into the lives of
others. I hope and pray that I can bring Him glory by reminding
viewers of the beauty to be found in life, beauty that is a
reflection of life's author.