My interest in creating nature themed artwork is founded on my love of nature and the desire to create works that exude beauty and wonder. I use materials that reflect the elements of our inspiring environment including seedpods, pressed flowers and encaustic.

I consider each piece of artwork that I create to be a microenvironment. A place where my imagination gives way to fantastical landscapes which present the illusion of having grown all on their own. I strive to invent work that offers the viewer a sense of whimsy, while simultaneously invoking a feeling of peculiarity.

Our beautiful planet provides me with continuous inspiration as well as the source for much of my medium. I am deeply concerned about our environment and my art is an outlet for me to call attention to the power and splendor of nature.


University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO - Bachelor of Fine Arts in Multimedia, 2002-2004
Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, CO - Associates of Applied Science in Graphic Design, 1999-2001
Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO - Fine Arts, 1998-1999

Laboratory - Solo Exhibition - Next Gallery, Lakewood, CO - September 21st - October 7th, 2018
Flora and Fauna - Core New Art Space - Denver, CO - Juror: Regan Rosburg September 13th - 30th, 2018
SustainAbility: Masters of Materiality - ReCreative Denver, CO January 5th - February 28th, 2018

a little bit of pretty - Solo Exhibition, Next Gallery, Lakewood, CO - June 30th - July 16th, 2017

Remains - Solo Exhibition, NEXT Gallery, Denver, CO - September 1st - 18th, 2016

Earth Matters, ArtsBrooksfield, Republic Plaza, Denver, CO - June 24 - August 19, 2015
Refuge - Solo Exhibition, NEXT Gallery, Denver, CO- July 17 - August 2, 2015
Preserved - Solo Exhibition, NEXT Gallery, Denver, CO - January 30 - February 15, 2015

Thriller, NEXT Gallery, Denver, CO June 13-29, 2014
ArtStir Denver, Denver Pavilions, Denver, CO May 24-25, 2014
CLOSER - Solo Exhibition, Kanon Collective, Denver, CO May 1 - June 1, 2014

Varieties: Contemporary Botanical Art, Juror and Curator, Kanon Collective
Denver County Fair, Blue Ribbon Winner, Mixed Media, Denver, CO
Art by Craft, Metro Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO
Mountain Living Studio, Permanent Collection, Manitou Springs, CO

Reformations, Solo Show, Kanon Collective, Denver, CO
Wax: An Encaustic Invitational, Zip37 Gallery, Denver, CO

Bibelot, Kanon Collective, Denver, CO, Jurors: Kym Bloom and Michael Vacchiano

Art by Craft, Denver, CO

Birds of a Feather, Oriental Theater, Denver, CO

Square 101 Gallery: Ugly As Beautiful, Denver, CO

Chaos Gallery, Jewelry Launch Exhibition for Winter Garden Studios, Denver, CO

Core New Art Space, WOW Show, Juried by members, Denver, CO
Revo Collective Art Space, Collaborative exhibition, Denver, CO

Solo Installation Show, UCD Teaching Gallery
Westword’s Artopia, Serengeti Nightclub, Denver, CO

Best of Show in Painting and Drawing, CU Denver Student, Juried Exhibition, Juror: Ron Judish
Core New Art Space Spirituality Show, Juror: Sue Cannon

NEXT Gallery, Denver, CO - Member Artist - December 2014 - Present
Kanon Collective, Denver, CO - Member Artist - December 2011 - July 2014
Winter Garden Studios - Jewelry Designer / Owner - 2004 - Present
Freelance Design - 2000-Present
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO - Graphic Design Contractor August-October 2009
Baxa Corporation, Englewood, CO - Graphic Designer - Feb. 2008 - Sept. 2008
PRIDE Marketing, Greenwood Village, CO - User Interface Designer Nov. 2006 - Feb. 2008
Echter's Greenhouse, Arvada, CO - Graphic Designer, 2005-2007
City of Greenwood Village, Greenwood Village, CO - Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, Cultural Arts Assistant, 2006