My artwork is a reflection of inner layers of myself and my experience just like the layers of paint on the canvas. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Graphic Arts from Northern Illinois University and a Minor in Fine Arts. I worked in the Graphic Design field for seven years and Early Childhood Education for five years in an attempt to bring artistic expression to the lives of children. Although these experiences were rewarding I found that creating art with paint and canvas was my true passion. I enjoy taking ordinary objects and presenting them in a fun and whimsical manner. I've displayed my work in several local venues including cafes and bookstores and sold several pieces. I enjoy unusual color combinations to keep the viewer on their toes and inspired. My work has evolved in the past ten years and I have gone through different phases of expression. My art changes as I change and this keeps me inspired and curious to see where my work takes me next. Thank you for viewing my work and I hope it sparked a new way of looking at the world.