I grew up on a ranch in the Black Hills of South Dakota. I attended South Dakota State University majoring in Art.
In 1971 I represented the state of South Dakota in the Miss America Pageant where part of my talent presentation included a 6' x 8' oil painting of an eagle in flight.
My husband Tom and I have been married since 1972, we have 3 children, 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.
I enjoy experimenting with different mediums, but most of my artwork has been done with oils, acrylics, colored pencils and pastels.
I have always had a love and appreciation for nature and all things wild, which is the subject of most of my artwork.