I have always loved to draw and paint.  This interest led me to pursue an education in the arts at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where I graduated in 1987 with a BA in Humanities and a minor in Art History.  After graduation, I moved to San Diego, CA and enjoyed a career in retail sales and merchandising over the next several years.  I missed creating art though, so I opened up my own business in 1996 called Paint, Glaze & Fire!, a ceramics studio, located in Encinitas, CA.  I enjoyed working with customers to help nurture and advance their own creativity, which led me to an interest in teaching, as well as getting back to creating my own work.  When I sold my business in 1999, I began focusing on my art career and my teaching career.  During this time, I helped to develop an art curriculum for a non-profit organization called ArtReach in San Diego, CA., worked in the classroom with K-12th graders, and began showing my work in local galleries and large art shows from San Diego to Laguna Beach, to Las Vegas.  I also worked on  several projects for the NIH in Washington DC, ranging from custom paintings, to the use of my images in their website and seminar materials. 

Since moving to Boise, Idaho in 2014, I have enjoyed showing my work on the cover of the Boise Weekly for several years in a row, creating a public art piece, and working with local designers to create custom artwork for their clients.  I currently show my work at Capitol Contemporary Gallery, located at 451 S. Capitol Blvd.  And I am always available for consultations and showings at my downtown studio at 404 S. 8th St. Suite 206 in Boise!