Artist’s Bio

I have always been fascinated by faces – people, dogs, horses, cows and any creature that has eyes, nose, mouth, and hair or fur.  I began drawing portraits at a fairly young age and when it was time to decide my college major, I chose art.  I graduated from the University of Montana with a teaching degree in Art and English. 

My working career included teaching middle and high school Art and English in Montana and Wyoming and, along the way, I earned a master’s degree in counseling, which I consider another form of art.  The final 12 years of my public school career was working as a kindergarten through 12th grade school counselor.

After retirement, I felt that I had better take my art more seriously and have been focusing on watercolor, charcoal, and pencil portraiture.  My favorite subjects are ranch hands, dogs, horses, and pretty much any person or creature I can photograph with my camera or iPhone.  I find my subjects at small town rodeos, farmers markets, Quail Creek sidewalks, and any outdoor event I attend in Montana or Arizona.


  • Quail Creek Fine Arts Club
  • Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild
  • Montana Watercolor Society