Art has been an important part of my life since childhood. I received a BFA from Miami University of Ohio and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, where I have lived for over fifty years.
My former husband and I ran an innovative retail store in this city for thirty-four years. During this time I was able to explore various mediums, but it wasn't until we closed the store in 1995 that I could devote full time to my art.
I had been working in mixed-medium collage with abstract landscape for a few years when I discovered pastel. Though I occasionally return to abstract acrylic painting, my primary focus is now on pastel landscape paintings of Iowa. I love the immediacy of pastel and the way it combines painting and drawing.
My paintings are in many corporate and private collections in the area. I sell primarily through two local galleries. I also do quite a few corporate and privately commissioned paintings.