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Boise, Idaho, United States

Artist's Bio
As a child, my mother allowed me to paint and draw on the walls of a spare room to my heart’s content. My parents would whitewash each exploration of art so I would always have a fresh canvas and no attachment to my previous discoveries. At the age of 12 my father taught me how to oil paint. At 15, I was offered a scholarship to attend the Pennsylvania’s Governors School of Arts for painting. During this six week program, I became a Pottery student and returned home to work with world renowned potter Jack Troy at Juniata College. Soon after, I began to attend classes at Juniata and apprentice for Jack Troy.

I continued my education at Boise State University earning a B.F.A with an emphasis in Painting and Pottery and a K-12 certified teaching degree. I then opened the “Garage Gallery,” my small art business.

For me, art comes from an ephemeral experience, such as sitting on a rock getting ready to begin a rock climb. I notice the wind feather in the grasses below and my next painting unfolds before me. Creating is my way of communicating through color, texture, line, and form. Idaho rivers and landforms carry a story and significant value to me. As an artist of the western landscape, I remember the forms of earth I visit and paint them as they resonate in my memory. The draining of snowmelt in the foothills, the way it carves the land on its way to the river, and the cultivatation of the farmland inspires my work. The colors at the close of each day define my palette.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


WHEN: October 2 / 6-9 pm / First Thursday
WHERE: Foxtrot Style For Living /
1419 W. Grove St. / 344-0979
For those you know, for those you love, & even for you! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Enjoy an evening you will not want to miss, embracing all those that cancer has touched. Enjoy delicious pastries, cancer fighting treats, wine and a full bar. There will be live music and fun for all!
I will be featuring "pink" jewelry as well as my clay canvas pendant necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings.
Percentages of each sale will go to fighting cancer!
Hope to see you and your friends!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Soup Party

The 8th Annual SOUP PARTY is comming soon!

I had such success at last years holiday art sale that I am moving this art sale to Foxtrot Style for Living in the Linin District! We are shooting for November 30, 2008 from 4-7pm. I am hard at work thowing pottery and creating more signature chopstick bowls since they were such a hit last year. Here are some of the items I will have at the show.