My mother said I was born with a pencil in my hand. Art is without a doubt my first love. I’ve never been far from workshops, lessons, teacher or anything to do with the arts. Working in watercolors, oils, pastels, and now my favorite, acrylics.
I enjoyed pastels while helping my husband, Mike, run our business and raising our family. Upon learning of my aptitude in the arts I was volunteered to teach art at St. Paul’s School in Nampa while my five children attended. Then again when my daughter become a teacher from 2016-2018 running the art program for the middle school. It was fun working with all the young talents, I learned much.
A friend and artist, Andy White, rekindled my passion by inviting me to a Pleinaire competition in Driggs Idaho. My husband, Mike, encouraged me to try acrylics. With all my children raised and a sold business, this is a beautiful and rewarding time in my life. Beauty, brewskies and the backwoods, that’s where you will find me, nature has become my most beloved art teacher.