Artist | Printmaker | Nature Lover | Entrepreneur
In fall 2014, I carved my first linoleum block and immediately fell in love with printmaking. I found block prints absolutely fascinating! They exist on the border between art and craft, flip traditional positive-negative space techniques and must be created in reverse. What could be more exciting to explore?!
While block printing is at the core of my work, I also screen print, paint, illustrate, write and bind books. After selling my prints, illustrations and paintings part time for three years while pursuing my Bachelors degree in mathematics from Kalamazoo College and then working full time for corporate America, I decided to take a leap and create art full time.
I launched Peninsula Prints in July 2018 and have since been furiously creating new designs and content. The name Peninsula Prints is an ode to Michigan, my home state and muse. Michigan landscapes, architecture, wildlife and lifestyle continuously provide ample inspiration for my work.
I am also the co-owner of Mackinac Memories [www.etsy.com/shop/MackinacMemoriesllc & www.mackinacislandmemories.com], an arts business devoted to creating Mackinac Island-inspired art and books.