I've been painting for more than 22 years, but it was only when I discovered the Arts & Crafts movement that I truly found my artistic voice. The Arts & Crafts style has been a muse on my shoulder for the last nine years. My love story with this period-style artwork started with our home renovation where my husband and I turned a 1950s ranch home into a modern bungalow. I fell in love with the architecture, furniture, pottery, and lighting that when brought together make a house a home. (Our house was featured in the Mission Accomplished section of Style 1900 Winter 2012.) I graduated from Colorado State University in 1997 with a BA degree in Graphic Design. I've been taking art classes since I was a child. My artwork has been displayed on exhibit and in galleries nationally. I also serve as a board member for the Coloraodo Arts and Crafts Society. I enjoy ceramics, photography, playing guitar and harp, as well as hiking and climbing 14ers and I spend as much time as possible in my art studio and with my loving husband and children in Golden, Colorado.
My artwork is about color, line, and shape. I strive to creatively translate the nature, architecture, and beauty around me into artwork for the Craftsman home. The Craftsman style is about putting your heart in the movement and creating heirloom art with your hands. I hope you are inspired by my artwork the way Stickley, Wright, and Morris, have inspired me. Whether you are renovating your bungalow, collecting mission-style pieces for your home, or just inspired by the beauty of organic shape mixed with geometric stability, I hope that The Bungalow Craft brings one more piece of the collection home.