As an art educator, I base my graphic design work and digital photography with the intent to document, please and educate.
I am where I am today through the admiration of my teacherís support, their best teaching techniques and the knowledge I have obtained through my own teaching experiences. Having experience as an art educator and martial arts instructor have developed my own design and teaching philosophies.
I have always been intrigued by the natural world. As a child I spent many summers on my grandparentís farm. I truly cherish the times I had with my grandparents and aunt, although I did not have this appreciation as a child. My fiancť has opened my eyes through his passion of being a dairy farmer and being happy and grateful for what you have.
Therefore I strive to communicate through my design and photography the uniqueness of nature, value what is around you and to stay simple. I enjoy capturing the elements in nature such as pattern, textures, organic forms and muted colors.
For example in my work of ďDo You See What I SeeĒ is intended to communicate the humorous personalities of dairy calves, their interactions amongst each other and the patterns/textures created with their bodies and environment. Those who may not know much about these animals can reflect on how intriguing and important these animals are and return learn a new appreciation for the animal and or the elements nature has to offer. Others who have had interactions with these animals can relate.
If it was not for every single one of my family members passion to create I would not be who I am today.