My first success as an artist came in kindergarten. My simple brown and orange painting of pilgrims and Indians was created from tempera paints dabbed out of recycled milk cartons. And that painting was selected to hang in the school art gallery. I was hooked!
Since then I have been a chemical engineer and a chemistry and environmental science teacher. I am a daughter, a mother and a grandmother. I am a widow. I am a cancer patient. I've lost a child. And I am an artist.
I gather much of my inspiration from personal experiences, the environment, and my travels around the world. I am passionate about global warming and wildlife. I have been inspired by the strong women in my family. These themes make regular appearances in my work. My pieces embody some of my own life stories, and those things I see in the world that fire a passion in my soul.