I am orginally from southern Indiana, having lived in the midwest all of my life. I moved to the Columbus, OH area in the summer of 2008. After graduation from Purdue University in 1977 with a B.A. in Interior Design, I worked as a commercial Interior Designer/Space Planner mainly in the field of health care design. After marriage and children, I stopped working as a full time designer and devoted my time to raising my children. This gave me time to pursure art on a part time basis. While I am mainly self taught , my design background and studio art classes taken while in college have inspired me to learn even more. I have taken many workshops and classes and continue to study my craft. I am a member of the Worthington Area Art League, the Central Ohio Plein Air painters group, the Columbus Colored Pencil Guild and the Colored Pencil Society of America. I work mainly in two mediums, oil and colored pencil. Much of my portrait work is commissioned. For information on how to contact me, see my contacts page.