In every season, I love to spend many hours outdoors. My greatest enjoyment is painting wildflowers and other natural subjects.

My art interest stems from drawing and painting with a friend in high school, and I have continued drawing and painting ever since.

For many years I worked as a naturalist and Education Director for the Cincinnati Nature Center. After retiring I've concentrated on painting in watercolor, which I feel best represents the fragility and transparency of natural objects.

I have studied watercolor technique with Ken Landon Buck for the past six years.

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, I have traveled all of my life, first as the child of a U.S. Army officer and later as part of my job duties and for pleasure. I have been in every state except Hawaii and have traveled widely in Northern Europe, Africa, South America, and the Middle East. For two years my husband, Roger, and I lived in Saudi Arabia. My summers are spent in the high mountains of Colorado; the rest of the year I live in Cincinnati with my daughter, my son-in-law, and my two grandchildren.

I also like to write and am presently working on a memoir.