I have been an artist my whole life! I've dabbled in many different mediums throughout the years, and even graduated with a BFA in Photography in 2014. I was a wedding photographer for a handful of years, and am now a full time graphic designer. While I love my day job, my passions truly reside in the art that I create, and I pour all of my heart & soul into my business - Rise & Earthshine.
I've always been drawn to nature. Even as a child, you could find me looking for cool rocks in the creek bed or picking flowers to tuck away in books to press. Pressing flowers during the pandemic helped me reconnect with all the simple things about childhood that I loved.
Once I married my love of nature and love of art, it was like an "Aha!" moment; it just made sense, and made me realize that I had found my artistic niche. My mother was also an avid gardener and she nurtured my curiosity and love of the Earth while I was growing up; I think her influence really shaped who I am as an artist, and truly, who I am as a person as well.