I spent a good portion of my adulthood in academia, creating and traveling in non-traditional ways. With a Bachelor of Arts in Development Psychology and Masters Degrees in both Education and Counseling, I nourished my love for inspiring people through teaching, counseling, and nonprofit work and travel. Throughout this journey, I have lived on three continents, always looking for ways to explore and broaden my horizons while working in schools and organizations. Though I dabbled in paint, I didn’t take it seriously. I didn’t feel I could. That is, until I did.
I’ve traveled all over the world, surrounding myself with unbelievably beautiful landscapes. Expressing myself and these memories through art is what set me free. Once I opened myself up to painting, something in me flourished.
We all can tap into the unique and imaginative spirit that was so prevalent in our youth. No matter how old we are, inside we are all artists.
That’s the gift I like to give all my students - the ability to creatively express themselves through paint.
Art connects us to each other... and to ourselves.
Whether you’re a collector, an appreciator, a creator, a hopeful, or all of the above, art has the power to tap into our collective emotions and bring us together in community.
Let’s explore that together.
Recognition & Representation
Honorable Mention, Light Space and Time Gallery, 8th Annual Abstract Competition (2017)
Honorable Mention, Schack Art Center, Juried Show (2016)
Honorable Mention, Light Space and Time Gallery, 7th Annual Abstract Competition (2016)
Finalist, Sedona Art Prize Competition (2016)
2019-present Lisa Mann Fine Art Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2019 Estate Solutions PDX, Century 21 Realty - open house and SOLO exhibit, Portland Oregon
2017 Blink Art Design Consultants Gallery Show. July
2017 Light Space & Time Gallery, 8th Annual Abstract Competition (Honorable Mention)
2017 Gallery North Juried Small Works Show. Edmunds, Washington. March
2017 Monadnock Healing Arts Gallery, Juried Sunlight Exhibit, Featured Artist. Peterborough, NH. March
2016 Elizabeth Lofts Gallery, Solo Show, Portland, Oregon
2016 The Vintners Cellar, Solo Show, Portland, Oregon
I believe in the power of community. I’m proud to be a supporter of Crotched Mountain Rehab Center, NH, Conval Dollars for Scholars, and Fragile X Foundation International through donations of artwork and proceeds.