Making art has been my passion since my earliest memories. Growing up on a farm in Ohio, I recall using crayons on paper, leftover enamel paint swirled on stones, watercolor paintings on bits of wood, and stitching fabric scraps into doll-size garments.

Getting married, escaping to the city, and having five children did not change my appreciation for visual experiences and my love of art. I’m drawn to colors, shapes, light, and shadows in the world around me. I invite the viewer to be soothed, inspired, or challenged by my interpretation in paint on canvas.

I earned my teaching degree from the University of Dallas where my professors were Dominican fathers and Cistercian monks, who gave me an appreciation of classical traditions, philosophy, literature, and the arts.

I began my teaching career in Michigan in 1971 before moving on to the Olathe School District, where I taught for more than twenty years before retiring.

I am a member of the Olathe Visual Artists and have exhibited my work in the Olathe Visual Arts Gallery throughout 2008. My paintings are now on display at the Rice Gallery of Fine Arts in Leawood, KS.