For quite some time now I've been receiving emails from friends, family, and fans requesting I put some of my paintings and words into a book. I've hesitated thinking, "Don't you have to be at the end of your career, a true professional, to write a book?" But then, with the encouragement of my mom, I realized that it might be fun to take someone on my journey of becoming. So even though I still feel like I’m at the tip of the iceberg, the start of the road, the first chapters of my journey, I believe it’s in the process that we learn the most. And so I hope this book, a humble offering, will be an inspiration to you in your own process of becoming.
I didn’t grow up thinking I would be an artist. In fact, I didn’t even try oil painting until my junior year of college. I went through most of my teenage years thinking I would be a pianist, a teacher, or a writer. But then at 17, due to a rather life-altering sequence of events, art sort of found me. I then studied art at BYU-Idaho. At first, college was really overwhelming. I was at the bottom of the talent totem pole, and I had a lot of catching up to do, so I went to God for help. I had faith that He would magnify my efforts and turn me into the artist I desired to be. I worked as hard as I could, and prayed even harder, and graduated in 2006. I now live in California, and have a wonderful husband, and a beautiful son. I'm still giving all I can to becoming a better artist, while juggling motherhood. I’ve just begun my conversation to the world, and I have great dreams for the future. I hope that I’ll be able to capture the world’s attention and share my light with them.