Making art is vital to my sanity. I have been creating some form of art all my life. I am drawn to portraiture in many forms. I usually don’t start out with any idea of what I’m going to make. I just let the material speak to me. Making art expresses things that I can’t even put into words. Many times I cannot explain the piece, it just speaks for itself, saying different things to different people. People often ask, ”What were you thinking when you made this?”, and I find that the creative process is successful if I haven’t been thinking about anything.
I have been drawing or painting pictures of people as long as I can remember. Whether it's watercolor, acrylics, ink or paper mâché, I prefer to make images of people. I enjoy drawing portraits of people, but mostly I work intuitively from my imagination, allowing the materials to influence the direction of the work. I enjoy the problemsolving that is involved in the process.
I have taught art in Texas and South Dakota grades K12. My husband and I lived in the West End for several years before moving to West Saint Paul, where I work out of a studio in my home.