About the Artist


Why Bokeh & Paint?

Bokeh - bo·keh /bōˈkā/ the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens... What many people know it as "when the background is blurry".

If you don't know, photography has always been a huge passion of mine. When I was younger I dreamed of being a fashion photographer in New York...But let's be honest, I can't go that far from my family or live in busy place like that!

Paint - Do I really need to define that?

Painting was definitely NOT my first passion. To be honest, I hated painting...Why? Because I was scared of it. You can't erase it. Which made me think everyone would know when I messed up. I had a professor in undergrad encourage me to just try. So I did, and I never looked back.

I first learned Acrylic and Oil painting. Over the past few years I have learned liquid watercolor (my new fave). Liquid watercolor was a huge challenge after knowing how to handle acrylic so well. I was determined to learn, and I'm glad I did.

Over the past year I have dived right into learning more about resin - preserving flowers, making phone grips, keychains, ring holders, and more.

So there ya go, Bokeh & Paint...A cooler way to say Photography and Paint :)

A few more random things about me:

I am an art teacher, artist, photographer, illustrator, recently married (to my best friend and best guy out there, sorry ladies I found the best one), and fur momma.

I have the cutest Australian Shepherds, Meeko & Sahshi...they are spoiled rotten, but I wouldn't have it any other way!

I love to travel (but also love to come back home and not leave the house for days).

I have 2.5 degrees....BFA in Art Studio, Masters in Art Education, and I have completed 1/2 of my Doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction so far (because half of it counts, right?)

I have taught art 6 years...wow time flies!

I have illustrated a children's book, Cricket Loves Color by Laney Cobb

I am constantly learning new things about art and looking forward to the next thing I get to create!