My first taste of fine art was during a few months spent in Italy in college, where I studied art history under one of the top art historians in the world. I fell in love with sculpture, the human form, the way their twisted figures told a story. My work is very connected to emotion and to relationship. I'm inspired mainly by story + by place. I prefer to do a lot of mental work and reading before I step to the canvas. I don't plan my mark making, I let the paint and marks dictate my next steps When I'm not painting, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our son, drinking wine on porches with good friends, and watching all the BBC mini series I can find on Netflix.