I was born in Wisconsin and raised in a small community in West Central Minnesota. I now enjoy living & working in Alexandria, MN.
In 2010, I graduated from Saint Olaf College with a BA degree in Studio Art and Spanish.
After graduation I spent 2.5 years participating in volunteer programs that took me around the country and around the world. I spend as much time as possible traveling and documenting those adventures on my camera and on canvas.
I am currently working in many different areas of media
Photography: Events, Photograph My Lake, Portraits, Landscapes & Macro
Painting: Color Abstractions, Paint My Lake, Landscapes, Mixed Media & Portraits
Jewelry: Natural Stones, Glass Beads & Found Objects
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“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
2006-2010 Studio Art Major: completed courses in drawing, photography, color theory, sculpture, oil painting, watercolor, and art history.
2002 Merit Award at the Minnewaska Area High School Art Show
2005 Six Merit Awards at the Minnewaska Area High School Art Show
2006 Four Merit Awards at the Minnewaska Area High School Art Show
2007 Accepted into the St. Olaf Juried Art Show
2008 Accepted into the St. Olaf Juried Art Show
2009 “Black and White Photography” Lakes Area Regional Arts Council (LRAC) Gallery Exhibit
2009 Solo show held at St. Olaf College of “Pieces of Me” series of watercolor paintings
2009 Solo show held at St. Olaf College of “Health” series of watercolor paintings
2009 Paintings on display in St. Olaf’s new science center
2009 Winner of the 26th annual Gimse Photo Contest
2009 Winner of LRAC Small Artists Grant
2010 Participated in Saint Olaf College's Senior Art Show with watercolors and audiovisual installation
2012 Chosen to design and make bookmarks for the 2012 L’Arche International Gathering
2014 Wedding Photographer
2015 Took part in a local craft fair selling handmade jewelry and photography
2015 My Photography was displayed & sold at a local restaurant in Alexandria, MN
2015-present Participate in the Downtown Alexandria, MN Wine & Art Crawl
2017-2019 Sold my jewelry at Art Bar 39 Studio
2018 My Photography was displayed & sold at Carlos Creek Winery
2007-2010 public relations person for the St. Olaf Valhalla Band. This position includes creating posters, signs and concert programs for the band.
2007 Helped design the stage designs for the Luther Crest Bible Camp summer program.
2008 Helped paint the sets for the Pope County area “Show Stoppers” play The Sound of Music.
2009 Designed and made shirts for the Lutheran Campus Ministry program at University of Minnesota Morris
2011 Organized, planned, and implemented the painting of a community mural done by local children and youth
2012 Donated a painting to a fundraising auction for L’Arche Tahoma Hope, an organization for adults with disabilities
2014 Commissioned to create two paintings to be given as personal gifts
2015 Hired on as an Artist Instructor at Art Bar 39
2017 Hired on full time as Studio Manager & Private Event Coordinator for Art Bar 39