My focus as an artist has been color. Trying to achieve colors so intense that the viewer is drawn to the art work, like a month to a flame. Nature inspires me with many surprises in color and pattern. The purpose of my paintings is to make us more aware of our surroundings and their beauty.
I graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute witha B.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking. I went on to receive my teaching certification from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. I have taught workhops and given demonstrations in Kansas and Missouri in Silk Painting and Watercolor.
I am a member of the Watercolor U.S.A. Honor Society, Kansas Watercolor Society, Silk Painters International, National Association for Independent Artist and Topeka Art Guild. I am also on the Board of Directors for Silk Painters International.