You might be surprised to know that as a successful designer of interiors, textiles, gift and home décor and paper goods that as a child I was told I would never amount to anything. Once I stopped believing that lie there has been no holding back.
I became known for my multi-award winning and nationally recognized interior designs in the 90’s and in 2003 I began manufacturing my own signature line of children’s and home décor. The fresh, crisp approach to design became an instant hit and quickly sold in stores nationally and internationally. My creations and products have been featured in numerous magazines and publications. , to name a few. I have licensed my designs to be made into fabrics, artwork, home décor and most recently a baby collection with Papyrus.
In 2011 my husband and I were uprooted from the Midwest to San Diego and for the first time I gave myself permission to play. I picked up a paintbrush and instantly became a kid in a candy store. Every brushstroke is a new adventure. On a fluke I decided to enter a piece into a gallery show and when the director of the gallery purchased my painting for his home, I gained the confidence to take my art play more seriously.
Besides my artwork, I'm still passionate about interior design. We bought a fixer-upper and are in a constant state of DIY renovations. So on any given day you can find paint, sawdust or sewing thread attached to me, and some days all three.