I began painting in watercolor at the end of 1992, after my brother’s passing. I had a need to capture the changes and wonders around me – as though seeing them for the first time. I was encouraged by my husband Frank, who supplied me with paint, paper, and brushes. He said, “Here paint.” I laughed, and here I am today painting. I have a way to express myself a way to show how I look at and feel about life. I am a self – taught painter who, at the encouragement of my friend, Betty Brown, began teaching beginning and intermediate watercolor classes. I teach the things I didn’t know when I started painting. Over the years I have become a very versatile painter, painting nature as I see it. I paint water and sky; perhaps because I am a Pisces. I paint abstracts as my mind see them. Getting deep into right brain produces the unexpected and creative things. In all, painting has brought a new dimension to my life; an excitement, a pleasure, and joy in seeing what I have created and the pleasure it gives to others.
I have work in private collections around the country, and at Blue Cross in the Twin Cities, Essentia Health in Duluth and Hermantown
Since the pandemic I have been giving private lessons.