As a child I was always drawing, painting or immersed in a craft project. I also loved reading and would disappear for hours in books about historical fiction or sci-fi fantasy. When I was 12 years old, I took Saturday morning art classes at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha Nebraska. I was inspired in those classes, and my keenest memory was of the joy I felt while wandering through all the exhibits in the museum after class; exhilarated and fascinated by the history and the art, I was lost in antiquity and my imagination ran wild.
After graduating college with a degree in fine arts, I moved into an old, abandoned farm on 90 acres. My husband and I have spent years renovating and reclaiming the house and land. It is where I became an avid gardener and bird watcher, which continue to influence my painting and printmaking. I use mixed media and textile surface design techniques, sometimes finished with hand stitch, in my work. I create in my Northfield MA home studio, on a mountain, with a sixty-mile western view of the Berkshire Mountains.