I grew up in the verdant hills of Nashville, TN.. I  went on to study art in school, receiving my MFA in painting from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL after getting a BFA in painting and BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. I've taught art in a variety of universities and colleges around the country, and currently I'm a Professor of Art at Central Texas College in Killeen, TX.
I live in Austin, TX with my husband and two goofy dogs.