Although I took art classes in high
school and in college and got some experience with techniques and
practice with different modalities, I didn't realize a true level of
creativity until I was on my own after college. My breakthrough project
that I assigned myself was a series of six masks based on Greek gods and
goddesses. The foundation I used was heavy formed cardboard packing
material from electronics shipping crates. For the first time I gave
myself the freedom to really push the edge of my creativity and do
whatever it took to create these masks the way I envisioned them. I
allowed myself to cut and attach and rearrange and used every kind of
Since then my work and creativity has progressed steadily. There have been two additionally significant breakthroughs. One was the opportunity to show my work on an annual basis in group shows with my spiritual community. The other was observing my fellow students at Naropa University while they pursued their art-making with abandon. These two opened the door for me to really let go and get creative. They also led me to a way of accessing the intuitive images I now portray. I look forward to growing and deepening my art for the next half of my life.
My formal education includes a BFA from Colorado State University in Graphic Design and Ceramics, and a MA in Counseling Psychology and Art Therapy from the Naropa University. Additionally, I have a wide variety of training and certificates in business management, healing arts, marketing, spiritual arts and public speaking and training. I'm on a long and winding path less traveled.
I'm a 3rd generation native of Denver Colorado. My great-grandfather was an artist and sign painter in Denver. And I live happily here with my husband Craig (an amazing graphic designer and artist www.rdesignllc.com) and our dog Lucas (who just died Feb 4, 2011, at age 15).
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