For as long as I can remember I have loved art. As a child I spent many hours drawing people and learning to sew. My first attempts at sewing were making dresses for my Barbie dolls. As I got older I enjoyed making clothes for myself and loved ones.
Upon graduation from high school I attended Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City where I studied fashion illustration and advertising design. After getting my degree I did free-lance illustrating and paste-up work for a year until I married and began my family. During the years my children were at home I taught art at a private Christian school, and illustrated for children's literature.
In 2002 I became fascinated with a porcelain doll that I saw in a shop and I began taking doll making lessons with the creator of that doll. After a while I desired to sculpt my own OOAK Art dolls and became aware of Jack Johnston's seminars. In 2005 I took Jack's beginning class and was invited to attend his professional level seminar, which I did the following year. Since then I have enjoyed selling my OOAK Art dolls, mostly at doll shows, and meeting those who purchase them.
Doll making has been a good outlet for my artistic skills. It incorporates sewing and design, as well as sculpting and painting.
It is my desire that the dolls that I make uplifts the heart and spirit of those who view them.