Growing up in Oregon she was was surrounded with the treasures of nature. Her home state still speaks to her with its breathtaking Pacific Ocean, towering woods, billowing clouds and array of colorful flowers.
An Arizona State graduate in Interior Design, she pursued a career in this field for many years before devoting herself to another of her passions as an art quilter; winning several awards.
She discovered encaustic art inadvertently while trying to find a way to bond rust to fabric. A new passion was born. She fell in love with hot wax painting. Since then She have been studying this art form with experts from Oregon to New Hampshire and places in between.
Every day finds her in her studio exploring-- sumptuous textures, vibrant colors and the luminosity and depth inherent in encaustics.