Raised in northern Montana, I had plenty of time between the cold and blizzards to experiment with various art mediums, which began at age 9.   Primarily self-taught, I loved to sketch and paint on anything handy.  I took as many art classes available to me in primary and high school. 

In my later years, I have taken workshops and art courses in a wide variety of mediums and styles.  The tight details of Pen & Ink, Colored Pencil and Graphite drawings began as my preferred mediums until I discovered the versatility and softness of Pastels...and found nirvana!  Lovely landscapes, stirring seascapes, and wondrous wildlife have found their way onto my easel.  I especially love Pastels when I'm painting en Plein air.  Although I enjoy working in many various mediums such as Acrylics, Fluid Art, and Scratch Board (being my latest new obsession); Pastels will always be my favorite.       

                                                                     Artist’s Statement

My art is my stress reliever,  my emotional outlet,  my daily workout for the brain, and my voice!  Here I can share my view of the world with my community and fellow artists, always open to acquiring new skills and ways to keep those creative  juices  flowing.  Now  retired,  I know I will find many new opportunities to meet and learn from fellow artists, and become more knowledgeable and prolific in my art.   And to participate in local exhibits and venues in which to share those results!