After undergraduate and graduate training in fine art, I taught in the public schools in Connecticut and Oregon, at Linn Benton Community College, and at Oregon State University. My work has been shown in over 50 exhibitions including a one-person exhibit in the Oregon Governor's office, spring 2008. I was the featured artist at Waterstone Gallery in Portland during five different years and have been an invited artist at both Guistina Gallery at OSU and at LBCC in 2014/15. I have participated in the Philomath Open Studio Tours five times and was the host Artist in 2013, 2015 and will again be a Host Artist in 2016.
I began working with Oilbars, oil paint in stick form, in 1993 after I left my job as Executive Director of Corvallis' Arts Center/Linn-Benton Council for the Arts. Over time I have developed an individual style of landscape/nature that to me represent such things as life's pathways, personal relationships, and the passage of time. I am also now making mix media abstract collages and creating colored pencil and ink drawings.
The arts have been the focus of my professional and volunteer jobs throughout my life. I am a long term wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grand mother who has enjoyed living for almost 50 years west of Corvallis among the oaks, and firs, the deer, turkeys, and raccoons. The landscapes of Oregon and the North West provide my primary creative inspiration.