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!