I was born in Germany and grew up in Chicago. I've worked in the arts all my life after receiving a BFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. I've worked in display, theater, illustration and graphic design. For a period of time, I designed and illustrated for Microsoft as well as for independent design studios and companies in Washington and California. I am now a full time painter in Seattle.

My work encompasses my interest in precise drawing, design and color. I prefer to paint from life and get inspired from the subtle and unexpected movement of light on objects and figures. I choose subjects carefully, spending time in composing the design as well as selecting and mixing specific colors for each painting. 

I love what I do, the people I paint, the objects I set up to draw and paint. Simply put, I want to share with my audience a glimpse of my vision of beauty in our world, and to share that joy with others!