I first noticed coots on the lakes in Uptown Minneapolis. They caught my eye with their tuxedo coloring. I immediately thought they needed to be the subject of a painting. It has only taken me about 10 years to put brush to paper on this idea.
I am an artist living and working in Minneapolis, MN. I studied illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design. I do a little freelance illustration and also sell my work from my studio and at art fairs. I work part time as a graphic designer as well.
My husband, son, and I live in the Longfellow neighborhood.