About the Author

Iris is a published author, artist, speaker, and poet. She has written and illustrated several children’s books. “Fresh Eyes: Seeing God in the Unexpected” made its debut in 2016 with great success.

Iris’ love of God, art, and writing began nearly simultaneously at the young age of nine. Providentially, she came to faith in Jesus, had her first painting lesson, and wrote her first book that same year. She recognized the power of a good story back then and since that time, she has continued to seek to know God better and to pursue ways to express her faith into all areas of life and art. Incorporating her faith came naturally from the start and writing became one way she could creatively weave-in faith’s message. As Iris entered her teens, inspirations of poetry began to flow from her heart as well. They have continued to touch many since those early days and her poem “Footsteps of My Lord” is published in the International Library of Poetry.

As an award-winning artist, Iris has been recognized both locally and nationally. Her paintings hang in collections around the nation and have gained her the reputation of being a painter of peace. However, she considers her best work of art to be her longtime marriage to her husband, Larry, and their three children and seven grandchildren.

Iris continues to inspire hearts through written word, speaking, painting, and poetry but mostly by listening to the voice of her Lord.