Born in East Lansing, Michigan, I lived as a child in Niles and St. Joseph, Michigan, then Atlanta and Tampa. I attended college in Providence, Rhode Island, as my family moved first to New Orleans and then Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1972 I received my bachelor’s in Art History from Brown University and moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where I unexpectedly happened onto a 24-year career in social and educational research.
I left my first career in 1996 (after earning a master’s degree in education from Harvard) to focus on family, travel and art. Accompanying my husband on his work assignments in France, Switzerland and Brazil, I became an artist specializing in watercolor portraits and still life. In 2001, we moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and I 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 had little time for painting.
I restarted my art career in 2013, this time with acrylic paints on canvas. With this new medium I began specializing in landscapes and cloudscapes. I am inspired by the skies near our home and by painters whose work I promoted for galleries. Some of my favorites — Bernard Chaet, Woody Gwyn, Daniel Morper, and Forrest Moses — are shown at LewAllen Galleries in Santa Fe, where I worked as a gallery marketing coordinator from 2005 to 2009.
I joined the Santa Fe Society of Artists in 2017. We have outdoor shows most Saturdays and Sundays, mid-April through mid-October, in downtown Santa Fe. Look for us in the First National Bank parking lot one half-block west of the Plaza. It’s the most direct path between the New Mexico Museum of Art and Starbucks!