Art is in my DNA. I inherited my great-grandmother’s watercolors in tiny little porcelain containers, my dad’s drawing board and colored pencils, and whatever it is that makes me want to look closely at my world and show it in my art. I love looking at my subjects for shape, color, texture, and how to put them together to show the essence of the subjects on paper or canvas.

I grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and Wichita, Kansas. I earned a BFA from Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas. I taught art in public schools, then worked in batik. After a second life as a librarian, I returned to art and the challenge of painting. I live in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area of Minnesota.

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