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My mother inspired me to follow my passion for art early. While studying fine art in school, I worked as a graphic designer and illustrator. When my kids came along, I was exploring textiles – selling hand-painted wares and handcrafted jewelry out of boutiques in Chicago. My relationships with the city’s designers led to commissioned work as a muralist/colorist. I put my paintbrush to work on homes and businesses for years. Now I'm happy to be back in my Chicago studio painting on canvas.