Born in 1950, in East Lansing, Michigan, I lived as a child in Niles and St. Joseph, Michigan, then Atlanta and Tampa. I received my bachelor’s in Art History from Brown University in 1972 and moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where I unexpectedly happened onto a 24-year career in social research

I left my first career in 1996 to focus on family, travel and art. While living part-time in France, Switzerland and Brazil, I became a watercolor artist specializing in portraits and still life. In 2001, I moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and began a 10-year career as a gallery administrator and marketing coordinator. I lost my first husband in 2004 and married my second husband in 2007. With him, I became a foster parent and, still working full-time, had little time for painting.

I restarted my art career in 2013, this time with acrylic paints on canvas, and with this new medium began specializing in landscapes and cloudscapes. I am inspired most of all by the wonderful skies near our home and by painters whose work I promoted for galleries. Some of my favorites are Bernard Chaet, Darren Vigil Gray, Woody Gwyn, Daniel Morper, Forrest Moses, and Sam Scott.