A Few Things About Me

WRITING: I have been a featured blogger for the online version of Capper’s Farmer since 2012.  I have also written non-fiction essays for Grit magazine. I blog for both these venues and this one. My style is spare and direct and I excel at non-fiction. If I don’t have personal experience with the topic I research first and then I write. I write fast and usually do only one or two edits because I have an intuitive sense of what sounds right. My work has readability and accessibility. I write from the hip and the heart!

ARTIST: I come from a family of artists. It’s in my blood.  I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa in 1973 where I studied with world renowned Mauricio Lasanky and Virginia Myers. I majored in intaglio printmaking and drawing and was recipient of the Graham Miller Scholarship.

From there I began a long career in graphic design and traveled up the ranks to become Art Director at a Bay Area magazine. Last year I taught art in the Madera Community School District.

I am honored to have received awards for my artwork including Best of Show, First Place and Honorable Mentions. In the last 6 years I have exhibited at the Madera County Arts Council Circle Gallery, Orland Art Center, Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Annual Western Art Show and Chico Art Center in juried shows.