a little glimpse into life as an artist:

my various studio spaces, where I create, and some snippets of my creative process!

 My current home and work space: a cabin in the woods, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

My current home and work space: a cabin in the woods, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

 Me (and one of my  most loved paintings ) in the Colorado Rockies, where I lived in 2016.

Me (and one of my most loved paintings) in the Colorado Rockies, where I lived in 2016.

 Inside my current work space in my home outside Asheville, North Carolina.

Inside my current work space in my home outside Asheville, North Carolina.

 This is me holding a custom painting made for a wedding in Estes Park, Colorado.

This is me holding a custom painting made for a wedding in Estes Park, Colorado.

 Painting (and henna-ing) at my work desk.

Painting (and henna-ing) at my work desk.

 Painting session (and spontaneous photo shoot) near my hometown in Illinois. 

Painting session (and spontaneous photo shoot) near my hometown in Illinois. 

Learn what has inspired my art. Filmed in my home of Illinois, and Rocky Mountain National Park.

 Watercolor in progress for a new  c  ar  d .

Watercolor in progress for a new card.

 My first home and studio in Illinois. This is where I started painting and where A Quartzy Life was born. 

My first home and studio in Illinois. This is where I started painting and where A Quartzy Life was born. 

 Finished painting, ready to be turned into a greeting card.

Finished painting, ready to be turned into a greeting card.