Most of my adult life involved ranching and farming, and most of the time I have lived in counties with less than 1500 residents. I graduated from a class of 40 in high school, then attended and received a degree in Art Education from K-State in Manhattan, Kansas. Along with the ranching, I created pottery professionally for 16 years. Using horses in my work and managing and doctoring cattle, along with years out in the pastures closely observing, has provided my firsthand knowledge for painting the animals I portray. My oil paintings of ranch animals and wildlife of the area show close-ups of their individual spirits and their place in history as the "Cowboy Support Crew" and honor the ranching way of life. My work has been used for magazine covers and is internationally collected and found in corporate and widespread private collections. I also am a Women Artists of the West (WAOW) Associate as well as Oil Painters of America Associate. I've been fortunate to have such an interesting life along with interesting and supportive people moving through it!