About The Artist

Distinguished by a classic use of color notes and composition -her works have an emotion of place and time. Her preferred medium is oil paint; however, she is fluent in most mediums and subjects, working either on location or in her studio. 

"  It is noted that my style of work favors American Impressionism and Representational lines. 
Both give me the foundation I need to
express the feeling of life. 

A recent exploration of sketchbooks and notes going over “a couple of decades” (close to four) - I saw “a river’s current” to bring life’s experiences together. Experiences of technology - the fact that the westerns I grew up with -contained nonsense about my native neighbors and friends -as well as women. A geeky appreciation I have for arts- history, nature- and just about any form of music. I am one of those individuals quite content and happy alone - or in a social setting- contemplating the underlying current of how did we get here - pondering what the days ahead will bring. No, I am not looking for a date in this profile - I just think everyone of us -contemplates- and brings our life to the table-. It is always about the spirit of place -and I never painted a thing that did not touch my soul- and fill my heart -the results are paintings- drawings and notes from explorations by a fifty-something west river women from Medicine Creek transplanted to the borderlands of Iowa.

Born June 9, 1963 -
Hometown- Vivian, South Dakota
Years Professionally Active 1986-

Collections that purchased work directly from the artist are:
Sioux Falls Air Port
Washington Pavilion
Center for Western Studies
Wood Fuller and Schultz
Sanford Heart Hospital,

Phippen Museum in Arizona

South Dakota Art Museum
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 

( Signature Artist)
Women Artists of the West
The Dahl

                                                                                    New Orleans Artists Guild
                                                                                    Augustana College