I'm a Michigan girl and grew up running down the sand dunes of that lake we all love.
I live with my husband Dave in our beloved beach town, Traverse City, Michigan. My favorite days start with an unexpected wake up from a slobbery dog and end with eating pizza at the beach with our big family (preferably accompanied by some guitar and a good sunset). I love the feeling after spending a day outside exploring and going on adventures - callused feet, messy hair, sun kissed skin, your breath full of fresh stories... after which you fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow because having fun is just SO exhausting. I can't say those days happen often, but oh do I long for them all year long. And I think they sum me up pretty well.
I love to pause and notice the little moments that bring Color to our lives.
Slow mornings sharing coffee with someone you love. Breezy chatter overheard at the beach. Stopping on a bike ride to cut unexpected fresh lilacs. The warmth of Lake Michigan in August. Road trips with old friends, sharing our hearts and going on adventures.
I look for the good in people and focus on the joy.
I currently am a part-time physical therapist and part-time artist. I love helping people and find the human body fascinating, partly why many of my paintings focus on the human figure. I believe human interaction and relationships are some of life’s most important gifts and I’ve leaned on my friends and family to help me during both challenging and exciting times and I hope I’ve done the same for them. I try to capture the imperfect beauty of nature, humans and social interaction in my work, to evoke nostalgia and comfort. My hope is that my work complements the light and love in your home, a piece that collects memories over time and is passed down through generations.
Welcome to my little art studio! Thanks for stopping by.
Fall - FLOW for Artists, Higher Art Gallery, Traverse City, MI
Fall - Juried Art Exhibition, Oliver Art Center, Frankfort, MI
Summer - Art Leelanau, Old Art Building, Leland, MI
Summer - CSA Art Show, Crystal Lake, Frankfort, MI
Summer - Leland Gal Pop-up Show, Leland, MI
Summer - Mindshift for Artists Podcast Interview
Summer - Shanna Skidmore Success Story - Online Platform
Summer - Glitter Guide Artist Interview - Online Platform
Spring - Whitetail Farm Women in Business Wednesdays - Online Platform
Spring - Shop Fresh Exchange - Traverse City, MI
Fall - FLOW for love of water essay ft. Sam Corden - Online Platform
Fall - The Boardman Review Issue 6 ft. essay & video - Print & Online Journal Publication
Fall - Trés Américain Artist Interview - Online Platform
Fall - The Glossary Co. Artist Interview - Online Platform
Summer - CSA Art Show, Crystal Lake - Frankfort, MI
Spring - Voyage Chicago Artist Feature - Online Platform
Spring - Apartment Therapy House Call - Online Platform
Spring - The Everygirl Home Tour - Online Platform
Spring - Anthropologie Mother's Day Pop-up Shop, Chicago IL
Winter - 2 Penny Blue Valentines Pop-up Shop, Chicago IL
Fall - Rising Tide Society Gift Guide Selected Artist - Online Platform
Fall - Love Always Audrey blog "Meet the Artist" feature - Online Platform
Summer - Conception Artist Exhibition, Dovetail Brewery, Chicago IL
Summer - Randolph Street Market, Chicago IL
Spring - Randolph Street Market, Chicago IL
Spring - "Young Lives" Fundraiser Auction, Chicago IL
Winter - RAW Artists Exhibition, Metro, Chicago IL
Winter - "Special Kids Inc." Fundraiser Auction, Detroit MI
Winter Feature - Style and Forks blog Artist Spotlight - Online Platform
Summer - Betsie Bay Furniture, Third Thursdays Artist "Flow" Charity Event, Frankfort MI
Summer - Captured Everyday blog Creative Feature - Online Platform