Growing up in the Alaskan bush with only my four siblings (1 sister, 3 brothers) to play with, it was often my paper and pencil that I turned to for enjoyment and something different. I would sketch everything around me and anything and everything that popped into my head. Whenever someone would purchase a gift for me it was always art related, whether art supplies or art how to books and even books of famous artists or fairytale books artists I loved had illustrated.
This fascination and love of art has never left me, even when I was in college studying Political Science for six years and then teaching high school and eventually working with my husband building custom homes in Florida, my dream of focusing solely on my art never left me. It wasn't until the early 2000's when I started doing some custom murals in the Orlando area that I started to really feel the itch to make art a full-time career, so I dabbled in different ways of making money with my art for several years and one day decided to list a painting on eBay and was flabbergasted when a bidding war ensued in the last few minutes! That was it, I was hooked and started painting more and more and honing my skills while selling part-time on eBay, it wasn't until late 2007 that I really embraced my dream career and started selling and licensing my art full-time, and I haven't looked back. This is the most rewarding, inspirational career I could have ever dreamed of, and it all started in the wild, untamed bush of Alaska.