I am an Iowa born artist. I was raised in Des Moines for half of my childhood then spent my teenage years in the pacific northwest. I moved back to Iowa in 2008 and have been here ever since. I started drawing at the age of 11 mainly concentrating on portraits. With the encouragement and huge support from my grandmother a tremendous passion for art grew in me. I switch to mainly painting with acrylics and watercolors when I was about 25. Now with continual support from my loving fiancé, I hope to keep sharing my passion with the rest of the world and hopefully make the world a more beautiful place in the process.