Author - Artist - Mother - Wife
As far back as I can remember I have always had an overactive imagination. Games of make-believe with friends are some of my fondest memories and these days as I write I often think back to the stories we created during these times of play. The situations we created were much simpler than events that transpire in my novels but I do find myself connecting with the child that I was and the carefree mind that had little worry of being foolish in what she did. More than two decades later I have produced numerous poems, novellas, and novels. My debut novel was published in July of 2020 with the conclusion to the duology published in December of 2020.
I am a self-taught artist who works mostly with acrylic paints. I love to explore different techniques and applications with this medium and find it to be both forgiving and challenging depending on the circumstance. While I enjoy moving out of my comfort zone with painting, I always find that I am drawn back to what I started with and that is telling a story through light. My favourite pieces involve multiple steps to build the paint into a cohesive story that finishes with a layer that is only visible when struck properly by the light. These final images are often referred to as ghosts and are meant to give the story of the painting an extra chapter. Through these stories, I hope to evoke the reminder to always “look beyond the obvious” in everything around you.
I am the mother of two boys (born 2013 & 2014) and a girl (born 2019), the guardian of three cats and the wife of an ambitious dreamer. My children are busy and quirky. They bring life to the room with their smiles, their energy, and their laughter. My husband has the mind of an entrepreneur and is the biggest supporter of my life as a creative professional. Without him, I could not do what I do. I’m not even sure that I would be who I am now if not for his influence and encouragement.
"My life is full, it is busy, and I am blessed. "