life is sweeter in candy color! a bite or taste is much like a memory: frozen in time and cataloged with those things we hold most dear.
welcome! soo happy you're here!
my CANDYcolored oil paintings are recorded memories of favorite places & things with a good dose of pastel colors to keep life sweet. a rare bone disease, secondary infertility, and memories of abuse remind me that life isn't always easy and jolly. savoring the sweet moments gives us the strength we need to find peace, growth, and fulfillment along our journey. i paint to embrace the sweet amidst the unsavory and to share that sweetness with others.
formally trained as a landscape architect, i worked to create outdoor rooms and cozy spaces wherewith to enjoy nature. now as a painter, i seek to bring the “outside in” by painting the natural world around me: landscape vistas & views from my windows, the deer, flowers and birds in our yard & neighboring fields. i love mixing all my favorite things...a floral still life with birds, bees & butterflies perched on their stems & branches.
thick strokes formed with brush & palette knife sparkle like pieces of stained glass. unlike most artwork, my work is meant to be touched. the thick yummy paint can make the experience so much more personal. with 5 kiddos in and out of the studio, each piece has been carefully varnished & made as durable as possible. i paint only on wood...i achieve the most shine and color intensity that way.
recently, i was awarded the “juror’s choice” award at the utah women artists exhibition (2018). i have participated in many exhibitions in utah as well as in the boston area, galleries, and local plein air events in heber valley. my work is found in private collections across the united states as well as in europe, israel, canada, japan, & south america.
over the past few years i have enjoyed sharing tips and strategies with other artists to improve their art business, marketing, and social media at the sears art museum as part of the "business of art conference," springville museum of art & creative collaborative in provo. i've served on local art chapter boards and helped with art programs in local schools. i facilitate an online membership for artist and creative entrepreneurs wanting to step up their biz game! learn...be inspired...grow...find freindship in my CANDYclub.
when i'm not painting, gardening, or concocting with our kiddos in the kitchen, i love to spend time outside with my family. my husband carl and i live in a quirky but modern concrete home in midway, utah with our daughter and 4 sons (including twins). we spent a year saving together as a family so we could enjoy a month together in the southwest of france. there we learned, played, and i created new work that is now available in my french series.
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