A bit about the artist

I've been painting all my life - I notice most artists share that truth.  I think I've been lucky to have found a creative outlet and a wholesome way to navigate through difficult times.
I went to college later in life  - I was 48 - and got my degree in human development and creative arts. I decided to keep going and got my Master's degree in Counseling Psych and Transformative Arts. My Master’s thesis, “The Border Doe Project” included a sculptural works component which was featured in the Smithsonian Institute's Museums on Main Street exhibition, and in a collaborative border stories exhibition called El Otro Lado, by invitation from the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine, Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs.
My waterfowl paintings have been included in the U.S. Department of Interior’s Federal Duck Stamp program’s national traveling exhibit of top ten entries. My animal art has been recognized and acquired by the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo. I've illustrated a book on the Leni Lenape, an indigenous people of the Northeastern Woodlands, and was commissioned to illustrate natural science children’s books by acclaimed naturalist/photographer/author/ lecturer Dr. Leonard Lee Rue III.
I spend most of my time either out in the field or engaging in my art practice in my studio/showroom here in southeast Arizona. I’m a Signature member of Cowgirl Artists of America,  an associate member of the Society of Animal Artists, and have been a Portrait Society of America artist for a couple of decades. My primary art-making focuses on the Southwest and the ranching lifestyle, birds, humans and nature. I do consider commissions on a limited basis each year so I welcome your inquiries, comments, and questions. 
Thanks for taking a look!