I'm forever inspired by the botanical beauty growing in the world around us and enjoy re-creating forms of flora using paper as my primary medium.
I studied Art History and Fine Arts, with a focus on sculpture, at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. In college I mainly worked with clay and hand built ceramic sculptures, though I also utilized paper mache and experimented with molding paper pulp. It wasn't until I began managing an independently owned, specialty stationery shop years later that I learned in depth about the many different kinds of gorgeous papers that exist. I was hooked!
In November of 2018 I launched Pretty Papel, my creative business with a focus on making uplifting gifts, decor and eye-catching installations. Ultimately, I hope my work is a visual treat and mood booster, and sparks a bit of inspiration for those who'd like to give paper arts a try.