Reader's Digest version: I spent my adolescence in the suburbs just outside of Atlanta. I found myself easily bored and spent most of my youth daydreaming, writing a drawing. I earned a BFA in studio art from Valdosta State University(South Georgia, but basically Florida) where my focuses were figurative painting and drawing. I was also inspired by the live oak trees and palms, sparking an interest in landscape. After moving back to the Atlanta area, I met and married my husband and found a job teaching children’s art classes, while also freelancing, and volunteering my creative skills for a local animal sanctuary and dabbling in odd jobs,( for a short time I was a television extra). In 2016, my husband and I relocated to Kentucky where I was once again inspired by my new surroundings. Rolling hills, farm animals and afternoon storms have since become a part of my art narrative. I consider myself both a creator and nurturer and aside from art I still works teaching young children and enjoy spending time with my neighbor’s farm animals (goats, horses, chickens, donkeys, mules, alpacas, llamas, and many dogs and cats).