My Inspiration + Artist of the Week for Seattle Refined

I recently got to share thoughts on my work and inspiration with Seattle Refined!

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Here is a little snippet:

Tell us about where your inspiration for your art come from?
Right now a lot of my inspiration comes from my family, friends & every day experiences. I spent spring and early summer working on a series based on conversations with close family & friends. Another recent series was based on friends I made on a trip to Santa Cruz for young adult cancer survivors.

What experiences in your life have affected your art the most?
The experiences that have most effected my work would be becoming a mother, being diagnosed with cancer, and traveling (my favorite trips have been Rome, Japan & Costa Rica). Each of these experiences has pushed me outside my comfort zone and shown me a new type of strength that fuels me and my art.

To read the full interview click here.