A passion for nature has made wildlife and animals the primary focus of my work. Growing up in Topeka, Kansas, horses were the favorite subjects of my childhood drawings. Living in Colorado for the past 30 years, I am in awe of the Rocky Mountains and it’s wildlife.
The beauty and diversity of nature and travels to the many National Parks and nature preserves in America continually provide me with inspiration for my paintings of the wildlife and landscapes in our remarkable country. I am drawn to intimate views of animals and their surroundings and particularly love to portray the way light enriches the drama of a painting.
I have studied with many of the top animal artists working today, including Greg Beecham, John Seery-Lester, Terry Isaac, Robert Shufelt, Luke Frazier, Carl Brenders, Jay Moore and others. I attended Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas as a Fine Art major.
My primary mediums are oil, pastel and pencil. I live in Monument, Colorado with my husband Larry.