I’ve always had a desire to create, an artistic affinity for creativity and, as a young woman, moving to Jackson Hole in 1971 with my small family, I brought with me my desire to make art. Getting involved with the local start-up of an Art Association, I taught pottery in the basement at Bean Hill.
My career and life’s work developed as a commercial and graphic artist. Thirty years with the Jackson Hole News, along with a continuing deep connection to Nature, have been important parts of my life, allowing me varied opportunities for creative expression.
Now retired, I’ve enjoyed my involvement with the Teton Plein Air Painting Group as an opportunity for camaraderie with like-minded friends and to explore and enjoy the intricacies of our environment. Every experience, every day in the out-of-doors offers new and exciting opportunities to examine, study and appreciate our world. I continue to gain a deeper understanding of my surroundings through meticulous observations of landscape and plant life. As I work with colors, shapes, seasonal rhythms and interactions, my portraits of individual flora provide me with appreciation, memories and a better understanding of the beauty of the world around me.