I grew up on a farm in Montana and always loved animals and landscapes and my surroundings gave me inspiration when I started drawing at a young age. I moved to oil painting when I was in H.S. I took night classes at Eastern University in Billings while working.
I moved to Seattle at age 26 and lived there for 35 years working as an Interior Designer for the last 20 years and sporadically taking night classes at the University of WA, when time allowed. I took workshops with Ned Mueller and Clark Elster. The last 10 years my painting took a backseat as my design business flourished.
My husband and I decided to move to Carefree, AZ in February 2018 and I have since decided to retire from Interior Design and pursue my true love of pastel painting. Now the surrounding desert and animals are my new inspiration. I have been taking workshops at Scottsdale Artists School and with the Arizona Pastel Artists Association and Sonoran Arts League.