I grew up in a small town in west central Iowa. I went to Coe College, where I studied Fine Arts, with an emphasis in painting. I enjoy using acrylic paints, even though I have dabbled some in oils (mainly at college). I am an artist that paints what I know best: Iowa rural landscapes. I grew up on a farm and absolutely love being outdoors. I will always be a country girl at heart. Iowa landscapes may be flat, but to me, they are still beautiful and I strive to portray that beauty in my artwork.