ART is an essential nutrient to the soul.  Without ART, life would be dull, lonely, dismal.  ART allows us to communicate, regardless of the different languages we may speak.  ART stands on the common ground that is deep, real, and more permanent than "Hi, how are you?"  

I NEED ART - WE ALL NEED ART - to live our fullest and best lives.



I've been creating art since I could hold a crayon and scribble a horse out of linked circles. My first paid commission was to design and paint a circus train mural for my clients' nursery wall. Around the same time, I also won an honorable mention in a St. Louis-wide student art show with an acrylic landscape painting. More commissions came along, such as a series of portraits for my high school German teacher and a pen-and-ink drawing of a steam engine for the University of Montana's Foresters Ball ticket. After earning a bachelor's degree in wildlife biology and botany, I moved to northern Idaho and worked for many years in the natural resource field while continuing to draw and paint.  

I especially love the glowing transparency, fluidity, and challenge of watercolor but I also enjoy working in acrylics, pastels, graphite, and ink.  The medium I choose for a particular piece depends on the needs of the image and message.

For six years, I taught watercolor and acrylics classes for a local community arts program. Currently, I offer quarterly workshops in my studio and elsewhere, upon request.

My work resides in the homes of patrons throughout the U.S. and in numerous countries.  I hope it will help to lift your soul as well.  Best wishes!

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