I'm an artist & designer, previously based in Portland, OR where I was a part-time college professor and Airbnb host. As a seasoned host, I shared my love of Portland's burgeoning artisanal art, design and food scenes with amazing guests from all over the world. This experience encouraged me to create my own travel adventure and become an Airbnb guest myself! In late 2012, I sold my house, gave away most of my possessions, and hit the road to explore in detail many of the cities, plants, animals and ecosystems that inspire my artwork!
My artwork and my life are inseparable; for me they are one and the same. All are expressions of the many interconnected things I'm passionate about: hiking, walking, reading, growing & making food, making everyday useful items and furniture, drawing the plants and animals around me… I approach everything I do and make with equal zeal and celebration for color, small details and authentic simplicity.
Looking forward to meeting you!