Art has always been a way for me to express the joy I see in my surroundings.
Always curious and ever exploring, I remember drawing or crafting in answer to “what to do” during Minnesota winters while growing up. BFA from the University of Arizona and a ME from Idaho State University have helped open the doors to many opportunities such as teaching art to Junior High students.
Also, for more than 20 years I was able to design projects in paper, wood, textiles–cross stitch, quilts, toys for craft book publishers.
However, since taking a workshop more than a dozen years ago, my passion has been acrylic painting. I describe my style as “Whimsical Impressionism “and love to paint pet portraits, animals of all sorts and “Topsy Turvy” landscapes. Often experimenting with mixed media, my works are colorful, full of texture and “happy accidents”.