Thanks so much for visiting!
My love for the arts began with papercut art along with pyrography (wood burning). After receiving a degree in Visual Communications, taking wood shop classes, and laser intro at The Bellingham Foundry Makerspace, I fell in love with the creative freedom of combining hands-on styles with new technologies.
Blending paints, shaping wood, exploring new landscapes for inspiration... Highlighting the outdoors through the beauty of wood grain has become my favorite style.
Why “Sunspot”? I grew up in southern New Mexico and my most favorite memories come from adventures at my family shared cabin off Sunspot Highway in NM's Sacramento Mountains. Riding horses, building tree forts with my brothers and cousins, learning how to cook and start a campfire, telling stories around the campfire, getting “lost” in the woods with the family dogs... my most grounding memories come from being outside and swallowing up everything nature has to offer.
In 1995, my family and I moved to Bellingham, Washington. “Where the forest meets the ocean”, my mom says. Here in Washington, we traded in our horses for bikes, sailboats, and running shoes. My love for the outdoors hit whole new levels of meaning and inspiration.
Connection to nature is my ultimate freedom. I hope these art pieces help remind us to keep getting out and amongst it. Thanks again for visiting!
Made in Bellingham, WA