In 2017, she made the decision to quit her corporate job and dive into painting full-time. Since then, her artistic practice has intensified, her connection to the arts community has expanded, and her skills have been growing in new and unexpected ways. Being an artist is not only her profession, but her calling, and she is continually learning, finding new paths to explore, and pushing her creative limits.
A lifelong resident of Minnesota, Colleen has been painting with oils since high school. She studied Illustration at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she developed her talent as a fine artist.
“Being an artist is not only my profession, but my calling, and I am continually learning, finding new paths to explore, and pushing my creative limits.”