I grew up in two beautiful communities in California- Big Bear Lake and Rancho Bernardo. After receiving my BA degree in Psychology, I began my personal journey as an artist. My floral drawings were featured on greeting cards, and soon after I found myself embarking on a pursuit to research and illustrate every American state flower. My research culminated in the America’s Favorite Flowers Collection. My California Poppy print became part of the decor at Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel in Buena Park, CA. I became an author when I published “State Flowers of America - A Commemorative Coloring Book”, an educational coloring book featuring my entire America’s Favorite Flowers Collection. My work was almost exclusively drawing and painting flowers until the day I discovered a new love… portraiture. I began taking commissions for portraits then later commissions for pet portraits. For fun I began sketching teddy bears. (I have quite a collection!)  Soon after I found myself painting portraits of teddy bears. Each one has a personality and a passion. I love them. I hope you love them too!