As a girl who grew up on a farm in the Midwest, animals are a big part of my life and identity. It was easy to draw energy and inspiration from the subjects back at the farm because of all the nostalgia and love that comes along with these animals. I always enjoyed drawing animals as I grew up and didn’t start my painting career until I attended Bethany Lutheran College (Mankato, MN) in 2012. I learned traditional techniques until I was able to evolve my painting style into a more expressive quality. This style along with my love for animals made it an easy task to begin my farm animal series. I continue to grow in my skills as a painter as well as share my love of animals.