I am a Chicago based author and illustrator who focuses primarily on drawing moments of connection between people. I incorporate my love of dance, nature, presence, and all things magical into my art. Through my creative expression I hope to inspire people to see the beauty that exists within and around them. Over the years I have come to view art as a spiritual practice as well as an opportunity for meditation, expression, healing, and self growth. If what I produce speaks to others, great!
In addition to being a visual artist, I am a Certified Practitioner of Zen Shiatsu massage (AOBTA CP). I have completed training as a Craniosacral Therapist and a Reiki Master Teacher. I am a trained facilitator of process-oriented art making workshops at Open Studio Project. I also teach and direct at Piven Theatre Workshop, as well as dance at ballroom competitions across the Midwest. I hope to combine the beauty of each artistic modality to create an organic form of self expression, healing, growth, and love- and then spread it to the world!