Although I grew up in the Midwest and have lived up and down the West Coast, I have found a real home in West Texas. Its open vistas, mountains and spiky flora are still my favorite painting subjects.
I studied art at the University of Minnesota and at the Minneapolis School of Art (Bachelor of Fine Arts) and later added Master and PhD degrees in a cultural anthropology (Sacramento State College and the University of California, Riverside). My cultural exposure includes several extended trips to Mexico.
Fiber, stone and metal arts have also captured my attention, especially in jewelry-making.