I love to experiment– I don’t have one way of working and I rarely know exactly how the final painting will look when I begin.

Almost all of my paintings are inspired by nature.  Wilderness areas are especially compelling to me.  I’ve hiked in many U.S. national parks (most recently Glacier and Denali) and the natural beauty, space and solitude in these places have a great impact on me.  Closer to home, I enjoy walking along the shore of nearby Lake Michigan.

I live with my scientist husband and three cats just north of Chicago.