My professional life began as a diagnostician and teacher of infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families, and as a clinical specialist for families and their young children with disabilities on the Rosebud and Cheyenne River Reservations.
I am a Colorado native, although most of my career was away from home. After retiring, I returned to my Colorado roots in 2011 and never looked back.
My first formal art instruction began about five years ago at Schlissler Art Academy where I was introduced to pastel. Since then, I have studied privately with Amanda Gress at Gress Art Studio, and Enid Wood in Houston and Bastrop, Texas.
I admire and appreciate all genre of the arts, and envy those with skill and imagination to create and convey beautiful stories. And I am constantly inspired and encouraged by the incredibly talented artists around me every day.
When words fail, art speaks to the soul.