After many years growing up in California and the West Coast, my final career was in nursing with a strong interest in the arts as a hobby. After retiring in 2010, I turned my hobby into a second career starting in Hawaii. Found a love of colorful acrylics and flora and fauna of the islands! Belonged to multiple galleries on the Big Island and Maui. Lost my husband many years ago and felt it was time to leave the isolation of Hawaii and move closer to family and activities.
Two years ago I relocated to the Phoenix area as I was seeking city life again! I am still finding my way and have continued to enjoy painting since I have been here. I also learned to turn wood while in the islands and not only brought all of my equipment with me but joined the local woodturners club and am currently on the board of directors.