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I was born and raised in the mountains of Colorado where I was lucky enough to participate in various outdoor activities such as skiing and hiking.  This upbringing instilled a deep appreciation for landscapes at an early age.  I enjoyed making art as soon as I was old enough to smear finger paints on the furniture (sorry about that, Mom.)

So when the time came to go to college, art was the obvious choice for a major, to my parent’s dismay.  I was on the take-your-time to graduate program and after attending the Univ. of Northern Colorado and Colorado State Univ., I decided that it was time to explore the world beyond Colorado.  I packed up the art supplies and headed to Italy to study art more intensely in the Tuscan countryside.  After completing the study abroad program, I moved to Sarasota, Florida to attend the Ringling College of Art & Design where I FINALLY graduated with a degree in Fine Arts.

After the Florida years, I was yearning for landscapes that were not completely flat.   So I moved to Jackson, WY where the landscape provides much more inspiration for my landscapes/townscapes. The winters in Wyoming are cold and long so I started making frequent trips to Kauai in order to paint outside without freezing. Kauai has become a second home for me and I am represented by the Amy-Lauren Gallery in Hanapepe. I also work at a sign company and mural painting in order to support my painting habits.

 

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