I was a mental health nurse by day saving lives one conversation at a time and an artist by night. Since my diagnosis of a rare condition called Cushing’s Disease in late 2018 (caused by a pituitary tumor in the brain) I have been a Cushing’s warrior by day and an artist when I have a slight reprieve from the illness. My continuing story with this illness is posted in my personal blog.
I enjoy working in multiple art disciplines, drawing, painting, and printmaking. My work is colorful and inspired by my own will to see the world in more than just black and white or even shades of grey. Some days I find myself in very dark places (struggling with this illness after two failed surgeries and still trying to reach a cure) – I don’t paint how I feel, I paint where I want to be. And where I want to be is a world of color that evoke joy.