She received a B.A. in Fine Arts in 1996 from Columbia College, Chicago. After graduation, she worked as a graphic designer in Chicago, met her husband Jon and had their first daughter there. They moved to Dripping Springs, TX in 2004 to raise their family. Once the youngest son started school, she had more time available and began to paint again.
She likes to paint her family's portraits, still life, landscape and nature. She enjoys playing violin, reading books, and gardening. Her family enjoys the country life and activities like camping, kayaking, sailing, and playing music.
In the last few years, her paintings have been shown in local galleries and public spaces including Hays County Government Center, Kyle City Hall, and Wimberley Community Center.
1996 Columbia College, Chicago, IL, B.A. Fine Arts, Graphic Design
1988 Iwate University, Iwate, Japan, Bachelor’s Degree of Agriculture, Agricultural Chemistry