I am a full-time artist, (part time farmer) working in many media including painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, and bookmaking. I grew up in the north woods of Wisconsin, studied fine art at Pratt institute and worked in fine food while living 10 years in Brooklyn NYC. I spent the next ten years creating artisanal hand painted chocolates in Asheville, North Carolina. I loved my time gardening in the sunlight and dancing in the moonlight of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains! For my latest adventure; my partner and I have moved back to the beautiful south shore of Lake Superior and are creating art, while helping with the family farm: Kinney Valley Farm, in Port Wing, Wisconsin. I have only very recently taken up Plein Air painting in earnest, and I’ve learned so much! Painting outside is a great challenge that has helped me to paint more present in the moment, making quick decisions on what to include and what I want to convey. I’m excited to participate in this year’s festival and see what everybody creates!