I grew up in southern California with animals, art & playing violin. After college I unfortunately had to give up violin due to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Cervical Dystonia, but music still inspires my art. My dogs have helped me get off daily medication for panic attacks & I am a believer in the healing animals bring. Since I struggle daily with pain and muscle spasms, each piece of my artwork takes time, thought and patience. I want let others know that they are not alone and to keep going, even when our bodies & minds betray us.