I am a fantasy artist, illustrator, falconer, raptor rehabilitator, teacher, and lover of the wild places of the world where magic is always hiding. My artwork is inspired by the interwoven nature of love and loss and the fragility of life, which I find beautiful in all its forms. I am a formally trained artist, but have only recently introduced myself into the world of fantasy art and in that time I have found my true home in the art world. As for my life and studio, it is usually a colorful chaos of feathers, flowers, bones and live talons. I live in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio with my husband, writer Tim Waggoner, and our assortment of furry and feathered companions. The hawks, falcons and owls that are my inspiration live in partnership with us and are often in my studio observing me critically from a perch nearby while I work..