I live in Rockford, Illinois. I earned my B.F.A. and M.A. degrees in painting from Northern Illinois University. My work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in private and corporate collections in the United States, Sweden, France, Luxembourg, Germany and Great Britain. My work was selected for the American Embassy Residences in Rangoon, Burma and Niger, Africa. I am listed in Who's Who in American Art, Who’s Who in America, co-authored the book, "Now What? This Art Business.” My work is included in the books, “The Best of Silk Painting,” and “The Fine Art of Painting on Silk.” I am represented by Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI and 317 Studio & Gallery, Rockford, IL and am a member of several artists' organizations including WAOW, TWSA and SPIN.
"Pigment, paper, fabric, glass - born of earth and crafted by hand and heart into images and objects that share a vision or evoke an emotion or response. The sharing is the essence of the image or object. Communication. Nothing more. Nothing less." - Jean Apgar