Artist statement: Making art makes me happy. The process is both a meditation and reflection of the content, which is open for interpretation. The things I like to paint include water, places, round things, and some obsessions that are difficult to put into words.

Bio: I studied painting at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. My graduate degree is a Master of Liberal Studies with a Museum Studies minor. I wrote my thesis on raising awareness of plastic pollution with art -- see link below.

The Art of Plastic Pollution: Creating Awareness Through Community Collaboration