MEET THE ARTIST
I am a full-time artist living in Bozeman, Montana. I grew up with a love of animals and had pet chickens, rats, birds and fish as a kid and studied biology in school. I enjoyed exploring for salamanders, fishing for trout and watching birds and mammals in the evergreen forests of Oregon. After graduating from college with a degree in biology, I worked my dream job in the National Parks, as a National Park Ranger Naturalist for Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks. I used my artwork in my work as a naturalist to illustrate some of the principles on my guided hikes. This led to a new career as a full-time artist. Today I paint to encourage people to emotionally connect with nature, sometimes through sheer beauty, sometimes through humor. I am a new mom to identical twins and love to paint imagery that young to old and families/parents can enjoy. I hope the connections to the art will lead to preservation and protection of wildlands and animals.