My art is characterized as thoughtful, storytelling and layered. Drawing inspiration from the world around me - whether it be headlines, nature or life’s experiences - I express on the canvas what has captured my attention and my heart. I am drawn to working in mixed media and collage. My paintbrush, scissors and glue become tools for seeing and understanding, while the layers, colors, patterns and textures help to tell the story. The additional inclusion of text in my paintings serves as an important element for my own artistic expression. Growing up as the daughter of a teacher and a poet, my work naturally combines all of these elements. I learn about myself and connect to the world with each painting I create.