About me

My life in ART….  I was born in Dubuque, Iowa.  I grew up with my mother, a very talented local artist!  Unknowingly being around her paint, pastels, kilns and other mediums made art a very natural purpose for me.  I wasn’t aware until high school or even maybe collage how much being creative was imbedded in me.  I love exploring the limits of what different mediums can do.  I studied and explored art at Loras Collage where I earned a fine arts degree.  After college I helped my husband run his landscaping company by designing landscaping and other tasks.


When my daughter was born, I wanted to be home with her more.  I picked up my brushes again and started painting landscapes and more. I also was doing a lot of decorative painting.  This led me to open my own business “Mural Inspirations” where I have for the last 8 yrs painted murals, furniture and more for clients.  I have learned so much about art and business through that experience.  Over the years I have been asked if I would teach art classes.  I always paused and said ” well I suppose, but where and how”


This idea of teaching has been barking at me for a very long time!  I finally started doing some research and saw these “Paint and Sip” events.  I light bulb went off and I knew this is something I would absolutely love and could do.  I began about 6 months ago to form “Create It” mobile paint parties.  This is so exciting for me.  I can now bring my knowledge and passion for art to the public.  I am in heaven. I can’t wait to see where this leads me.  Already it has been a blessing to meet all these fun people at my parties! I hope I get to meet you at one of my parties!  Let’s Paint Together!

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