Growing up an artist’s daughter in the Colorado Mountains I spent much of my time being captivated by art and the outdoors. Over time I have developed a passion both for painting outdoors (en plein air), and for the look and feel of original artwork. My art education has come through personal reading, classes through the Denver Student Arts League, as well as through workshops with nationally known painters. I am a member of Plein Air Artists Colorado as well as Oil Painters of America, and have participated in and won awards in numerous national shows and plein air events. I find great personal joy both in the painting process itself, as well as in passing the knowledge I have acquired on to others.