I am an artist who specializes in metal leaf and oil paint.. I am drawn to anything that reflects aggressive light, and I use gold, silver and copper leaf to capture the radiance I want us all to notice. I rely on viewers to move themselves around my works in order to experience the transience of light and its effects. â€‹ My experience teaching children has taught me that making art taps into the topics and moments that matter the most to us. Art gives children a tool to communicate which is in their control, and allows them to discover their voices and the feeling of agency. In turn, this feeds the writers and activists inside of them. â€‹ My time is spent painting in my studio, running, writing, or working with teachers and children. I relish my time with my husband and three hilarious sons.