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About the Artist

I can't remember a day not being an artist. While growing up I was fortunate to receive private art lessons in a very small rural community, as the schools didn't offer art. A rural heritage also means a practical mindset that detoured both my painting creativity and college degree toward graphic design with a freelance career that continues to this day. For the first 10 years after college, I never touched a paint brush to an art canvas; only to hand painted signs. Eventually my heart literally ached to paint again. Ever since the first oil painting after the 10 year painting hiatus, it's been my sincere desire for each creation to bring glory to God. He revealed early on how much giving our talents back to Him means. The second painting, "I Knew You", was blessed with national attention and opened my eyes to the impact a simple painting can have. With each painting since, someone has shared how it has touched their hearts to help or uplift them in some way. It's been a great honor to be a part of their stories and faith journey. It would be the same if my art were part of yours as well.

I grew up in North Dakota and have lived in Bismarck, ND for over 30 years. My husband and I have two grown children. They will forever be our greatest masterpieces. We are blessed to have both living within driving distance. We look forward to whatever the Lord has in store for our next chapter. The lyrics to Casting Crown’s “Only Jesus” resonates as we start that next chapter:”I got lost in the light when it was up to me to make a name the world remembers, but Jesus is the only name to remember. And I… I don’t want to leave a legacy. I don’t care if they remember me; only Jesus. And I… I’ve only got one life to live.
I’ll let every second point to Him; only Jesus.”



 
 

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