Creativity was encouraged in my home growing up. My mother even let me paint butterflies on my bedroom wall as a teenager. I attended art classes in high school and went off to art college at the Northwest College of Art. Life took me on a bit of a detour and the artist inside of me was silenced- creating art was moved to the sidelines for a few years. About a year ago something inside awakened and the only way I could express it was by picking up a paintbrush for the first time in about seven years.