"I like to make things that make people laugh and I like to make people think in a different way. I want to learn to do both through my work."
She attended private painting lessons as a teen, and put those lessons to use in college as a theater design major with an emphasis on scenic design and makeup special effects. She painted throughout school, creating rich, bright and often humorous watercolor pet portraits. She continued to paint realistic watercolors after becoming an instructor at Orange County School of the Arts where she taught for 8 years, and also began to draw fantasy, sci-fi, and sometimes comedic ink cartoons.
Today she is making a name for herself in watercolor and ink illustration with her own projects "Cats in Disguise" and "The Deadliest Animals on Earth". She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, 2 cats, and a Corgi named Sonja.