I think I was born loving horses. When I was a child I wanted to BE a horse! So, I guess, it makes sense that my love for horses remains. However, instead of running around imitating them, now, I paint and ride them. Additionally, my inspiration for creating is fueled by botanicals, animals and nature. I love drawing my ideas then, painting multiple layers and finally finishing a piece with as much mark-making as I can.
I am a wife, mother, stepmother and grandmother. My horse, Ava, is the namesake for my company, Sweet Mare Studio. I live and paint in Duluth, MN on the shore of Island Lake.