About: I grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with a passion for art and nature. My mother, a sign artist, instilled a deep love of craftsmanship and painting that drove me to an artistic career. I graduated with a BFA in illustration from the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Denver, Colorado in 2008. Originally working in digital mediums, I began investigating more traditional watercolor and gouache painting several years ago. I liked the freedom of working with 'layers' in Photoshop illustration and endeavored to carry that through to the more traditional mediums.
All of my paper illustrations are hand-painted in watercolor and gouache and are occasionally accented in 24k gold or 21k white gold. Each design is hand-cut and layered to create various depths depending on the size of the piece.