I have specialized in Indian and Western Art for over 30 years. My sensitive and realistic portrayal of the subject matter in my paintings is a reflection of my background and reverence for all that was and is the West. Originally trained as a graphic designer/illustrator, I incorporate technical skills learned at the American Academy of Art in Chicago into my work. All of my paintings are done in gouache.
I love taking on projects that test my abililty as an artist. Even as a child growing up in the Midwest, I felt the allure of the West. Riding horses and later painting them brings me closer to that part of the country that still has a hold on me. Through my art, I feel I am able to stay connected with my western dream - with all it's beauty and drama. By capturing images of the West - the rich colors and textures, and most of all the people, I feel I am able to preserve the Western Tradition.
In 1996 I became a Signature Member of the ARTIST'S RIDE - Rapid City, SD and an Associate Member of WOMEN ARTIST'S OF THE WEST in 2003. My works can be found in the collections of: Chesterton State Bank, Northern Indiana Public Service Company and in private collections throughout the United States which includes that of actor Chuck Norris.