I knew from the tender age of four that I wanted to be an artist. The urge to create grew as I grew, from the first crayons I scribbled, to the Canon FTb I picked up as a photography major at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After earning my Bachelor of Fine Arts, I have lived my passion for all things artistic by working as a graphic designer and illustrator for over 20 years, as well as nurturing a talent for candid portrait and landscape photography. If my innate love of creating is the soul behind my work, then my husband and two goofy kids are the heart.