I am an artist living and working in Austin, Texas, USA. I grew up in Oak Park, Illinois right outside of Chicago. As long as I can remember, I've always loved to paint and have had an obsession with and a keen sense of color. The true beginning of my art education started in the galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago—where I'd often skip school to take the train downtown to spend the day there among the masterworks. Wanting to follow in the footsteps of Georgia O'Keefe, I moved to New Mexico where I received a BAFA in painting from the University of New Mexico. My 18 years of experience as an art consultant working with galleries, artists, collectors and interior designers from around the globe has enriched me as an artist both creatively and professionally. I have exhibited my work at Corazon Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM and Brad Smith Gallery in Santa Fe, NM and participated in group and solo shows in Austin, TX. My paintings are in private collections in the US and Japan.