My early childhood was in Michigan. At 12 my family moved to California, but I always missed the Midwest. With marriage and kids I moved a few more times, picking up my BFA from Loretto Heights College in Denver. I spent time in Texas and Wisconsin, attending to my art in my spare time. I dabbled in a variety of styles and media: portraits, still life, landscapes, oils, watercolors, charcoal, pastels. A little over three years ago I moved with my husband and kids to Minnesota. I soon found a group of like-minded artists who reveled in the art of plein air painting. Whether knee deep in snow or swatting mosquitoes, we meet throughout the year to enjoy the outdoors as well as each other's company. As the kids have grown I can spend more time with my passion. From my family I have learned to enjoy the process as much as the finished work. I am always learning, finding new ways to express myself, discovering new techniques to capture on canvas and board what I experience. I hope you enjoy our site.