About the Artist
I paint primarily still life in my studio at Mission Arts in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska.
My painting references elements from nature, and other objects that interest me. I am fascinated by the translation
from eye…or brain…to hand resulting in an image on canvas. The deep concentration resulting from the process of
creating a painting in this manner is both satisfying and addictive.
Flowers from my gardens, and bird nests blown from the trees, are some of my favorite objects. I often pair them with
glass bottles I have collected over the years. Regardless of my choice of objects, I work directly from them in my studio.
My main concern is resolving the composition using all I have learned about the elements and principles of design.
Responding to my surroundings and applying my knowledge are key when I make art.
I grew up in Fremont, Nebraska, graduated from Fremont High, and received my B.A and M. F. A. from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. My husband, Art, and I have two children and five grandchildren, all of whom live in Lincoln.