I was trained as a fine art photographer, but my dedication to the craft began to wane as digital processes emerged. During this technological shift, I continued experimenting with non-silver processes and began hand painting on my photographs, but my career and family life took me further away from the studio. Perhaps my experiments with painting on photographs is why I picked up a brush instead of a camera when I rededicated myself to my art practice. Though my medium has changed, the work I create remains deeply tied to my experience with design, architecture, travel, textiles, color, shape, and nature. Through my practice, my goal is to make new discoveries – about my materials, about the world, about myself. By rearranging and putting things in my own order, shapes and colors are intuitively expressed, mostly abstractly.