She grew up loving art, partly because her father was an artist and encouraged her art. She graduated in art from Kansas University and also studied at the Kansas City Art Institute under Wilber Neiwald and under other Kansas City Artists. In her early days, she worked as a graphic designer for a family greeting card company called Posty Cards. She has been in numerous juried shows and has had several one- woman shows. Her painting was selected one year for the Heart Association Christmas Card. She had a showing of 37 of her paintings in December 2010. She has had 3 purchase awards, a 3rd place award in an international pastel show in 2010, and had 2 paintings in the juried Kansas 150 Show in Topeka, Kansas, celebrating Kansas being a state for 150 years, MAPS National Pastel Show, Faces juried show in Illinois, State of the Arts Regional Show 2012, and Flint Hills Juried Show. In 2013 she had a show of most of her works in a historic house in Leavenworth, Kansas. She currently is doing mostly pastels, which she loves. She paints Inspired Art which often comes from dreams, Landscapes, patriotic paintings, seascapes, people, Native Americans, flowers, portrait commissions and places she sees in her travels. She loves color and her paintings reflect that. She also puts a small butterfly in each of her paintings to symbolize the transformation and rebirth, that she has had in her life and in her painting.