I have been doing some kind of art all my life. My father was an artist and always told the story that he put a pencil in my hand when I was 2 and I’ve been drawing ever since. I also created much of my own clothing and that of my kids, and tried many other art mediums. At Kansas University I majored in art and also took classes at the Kansas City Art Institute, under Wilber Niewald.
I have been in numerous juried art fairs including, the nationally known, Kansas City Plaza Art Fair, I have been in many juried shows across the country, and have received several purchase awards. I have had several one-woman shows. In recent years, I have been in a National Pastel show in Wichita 2012 ad 2014, the Kansas 150 Show in Topeka, KS, a celebration of Kansas being a state for 150 years, I was in a Faces 2012 show in Springfield Illinois, and the Merriam, KS City Hall juried show. Also I was in an International Juried Pastel Show in Arizona in 2009, and a pastel show at a gallery in Topeka, Ks 2014. I have used virtually all paint mediums. At the moment I am mostly doing acrylic painting and pastels. I had not tried pastels before 2008, when I took a risk and bought some pastels, I fell in love with this medium. It seems a natural medium for me. I love it and love using a pastel stick and all the 3 trays of colors. I paint everything from landscapes, seascapes, images of pictures I have taken in my travels, and also city scenes. In addition, I do portraits, inspired art, and interesting people. I am also experimenting with Abstract Expressionism which is a new adventure for me.