My interest in art began when I moved to Sheridan, Wyoming in 1972. I began this adventure by taking private lessons from well-known local artist, Phyllis Wyatt, and continued with workshops and formal college classes from artists, Bill Wright, Geoff Parker, Ned Jacobs, Danna Hildebrand, and Phillipe Faraut (portrait sculpture) Mike Beeman, Phil Starke, Stephen Quiller and others.
For three years, I participated in the Adams State College watercolor workshop in Taos, NM. I have continued to further my art education by taking workshops. Danna Hildebrand as a teacher at NWCC had the most influence on my painting. I took many classes from her and do admire her art and teaching skills.
I express my art by painting local scenes, flora and fauna. I also do pet portraits commission. I enjoy working in multiple mediums to include pastel, watercolor and oil painting.
As a retired nurse, I’ve learned not get too worked up over the little things and to enjoy what matters. I love the outdoors, as you can see by my paintings. I like to think my horseback rides with friends through the Beautiful Big Horn Mountains and the adventures we have are worth sharing. The paintings of what I see convey the calm and peaceful feelings I get to enjoy from being there and I hope you are able to enjoy them too.
After I retired from nursing I began to do “en plein air” painting and am enjoying the outdoor painting challenges and the new friendships I’m making along the way.