I have never been one to color inside the lines, so why should my work be constrained by any boundaries? My art jewelry is both contemporary and organic. No two pieces are ever a like; in a way it’s like each piece has its own fingerprint.

Being creative is my way of life. Staying curious is key.  I believe in focusing on details that could easily be overlooked. These are some of the important aspects of how I approach my work.

My mother encouraged me to be artistic at an early age.  I loved to draw, paint, sketch.  Horses were my favorite subjects then… now my focus has turned to trees, mountains, oceans and the stars.

As an adult, I have explored a number of different mediums; paints, glass, and metal.

In 2008, Lexi Erickson became my first metalsmithing instructor.  Since then I have continued my studies with a wide variety of talented artists such as, Harold O’Connor, Andrea Kennington, D’Ette Delforge, and the Italian Master Fabrizio Acquafresca.  I find working with metal to be fascinating.

Currently, I am a board member of the Front Range Open Studios Tour. Our goal is to educate the public about the work behind the art form.

I am blessed to share my life with my best friend and husband, Dan. There is no doubt that he is my soul mate. In addition to those roles, Dan is also a very talented landscape photographer. You can see his work on his website, Suffering From Exposure. He is the exclusive photographer of my jewelry.

We share our home with three, yes three, adorable basset hounds. Life with bassets is never dull and they are the most delightful companions. We are members of the Basset Hound Club of America and find bassets to be a truly remarkable breed. There’s nothing like a hound!

I aspire to be more as an artist and a person every day.