I am a self-taught artist and illustrator, and a trained graphic designer. The subject matter and styling of my art is influenced by a childhood growing up in a tiny, historic village along an old bison trail in rural Virginia. I was surrounded by folk art, homemade things and tons of adventures. I spent the bulk of my time outside exploring, climbing trees, and tending to animals and gardens. This background informs my work, my interests and my voice. I now live just outside of Washington D.C., USA.