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I came to the realization many years ago that I will never change the world with my art.. I just want to paint and perhaps create a spot of bright joy on someone’s wall along the way.

About Me

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 60's and have lived in the Western U.S. most of my adult life. My Mother is a birder and an intense lover of the environment and she instilled in me those “loves”. That love of birds, other earthly creatures and the history of their environs frequently pops up in my paintings.

I now live in Eastern North Carolina in a tree-top art studio surrounded by THE most amazing nature.

I spend my days drawing, painting and appreciating each day and each dog snuggle from my three sweet dogs.

I just simply love to paint.

Examples of My Work

Fun Facts

I have three ankle bones (not all on the same foot)
My celebrity impressions are pretty impressive
I have been on over 20 white water rafting trips
I was on the Oprah Winfrey Show
In my teens my father and I, over two different summers, followed part of the Oregon Trail through the Nevada Desert

More About Me

What is your biggest fear?


What do you wish you could tell your younger artist self?

One day there are going to be these things called "reels" and "algorithms" and its ok to ignore them.

What gives you goosebumps?

My sweet Granddaughter Elena