I am an artist based in Nashville, Tennessee. My paintings, drawings, and prints are inspired by animals, nature, and everyday life because I believe, as one of my former students wrote, "The simplest of things lead to the happiest of people." Pulling elements from observations, photos, and memories, I try to tell stories with colors, textures, and shapes. I love learning and think that curiosity and wonder are transformative. My paintings represent my wishes, hopes, and appreciation of the beauty around me.