I have lived and painted in the Methow Valley for nearly forty years, and I am still in awe of the intense beauty and amazing community energy and spirit of this place.
I was born and raised in rural Pennsylvania and spent much of my youth roaming the landscape, exploring many creative art mediums. I spent two years majoring in art at Mansfield University in Pennsylvania before moving to Washington where I finished my studies at Central Washington University and received a Bachelor of Arts in studio art.
At home in the Methow Valley, I spend much of my time hiking, biking, and skiing the Cascade mountains and surrounding valleys in search of inspiration (and fun!).
Using my favored art medium of dry pastel, I aim to capture the spirit of place, combining the visual, sensory, and emotional environments into a technique I call Lyrical Realism.
Over the years, I have exhibited my work in several North Central regional galleries, and my paintings and prints have found homes through the world.