I am an artist, writer, and dreamer. By day, I work at Hamline University organizing community events and communications for the Wesley Center. By night, I love to create cute creatures, daring dragons, heroes, adventuresses, and all things fluffy. Professionally, I have done illustration and sculpture work for hundreds of individual clients, vinyl toy design for both the Minneapolis and Mall of America locations of Masu Sushi and Robata, and have been a part of multiple gallery shows at places such as Tomodachi in Roseville, the Fine Line in Minneapolis, and most recently Homewood Studios in North Minneapolis. I have also helped the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) create a special DVD for their 2012 Art in Bloom show. I have a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University. I'm currently living with my fiancé in St. Paul, Minnesota.
My art comes from my imagination and the world around me. I often find myself portraying real life experiences through my art, either as a way to work through difficult situations, or celebrate joyful ones.
As a child, I loved watching Disney movies and Japanese anime, and they were one of the reasons that I first explored art. Now that I can appreciate the artistic effort that went into each frame of film, I love them even more.
RAW is a place for artists to find their community and have a chance to share their dreams with the world. There aren't many places like that!
What I love most is sharing my dreams and imagination with others. It's why I do what I do!
I also love to see what other artists are coming up with. It's exciting to see what's out there.