"Born into a Wyoming ranch family, I grew up with a deep regard for the natural world. For me, the subtle nuances as well as the awesome power of nature's beauty, made the solitude of the isolated prairie sacred. While raising 3 children, I studied watercolor with Edgar Whitney, Frank Webb, Charles Reid and other nationally known watercolorists. In 1985 I returned to college and achieved BFA and MFA degrees in painting from the University of Wyoming. I was a college art instructor from 1990 to 2003 in Cheyenne, WY. And in 2003 I fulfilled a long-time dream when I moved to Taos, NM, to paint full-time. After 8 successful years in Taos, I am now in the Denver, CO area, painting and teaching workshops."