Born and raised for the majority of her years in Massachusetts, Schmitt has been creative and curious all her life, but only recently began to see herself as an artist. She learned to knit at age five and has been at it ever since. Her love of color drew her to the intricacies of Fair Isle knits that she mastered to the point of designing several for her family. That fascination with colors and how they sit together, blend or fight, led her to try watercolors, textile painting and wax resist, pottery, jewelry design, and most recently woodcut printmaking. The natural rhythms of the seasons and history of New England inform her work, along with the poetry of Mary Oliver and a wealth of family stories of generations past. The ocean, old stonewalls, and a sense of home are never far from her mind as she works. She also writes fiction and poetry, but has found her true creative home in printmaking. She currently lives in Concord, MA.