Much of my life has been spent pursing artistic endeavors. I became interested in art in junior
high when I had an inspiring art teacher. At that point, I knew I would create art my entire life.
Being in nature is another activity that has served to motivate my art.

I have been a practicing artist for many years, earning two Bachelor degrees and a Master’s
degree in art. I’ve also had the good fortune to be married to an artist. Teaching art in the
public schools was my occupation for thirty years. The students excited me with all of their
ideas, I learned much from them.

I work daily on my art, creating artworks in colored pencil and with acrylic paint. Some of my
work is realistic and some of it is abstract. Bright colors with subtle variations are part of my
work. Working on art is a passion that gives my life a sense of fulfillment.


Master of Arts in Art Education, Wichita State University, 2000, thesis – “The Art and Science of    Patterns, Mathematical Art and Visual Mathematics”
Bachelor of Art Education, Wichita State University, 1990
Bachelor of Fine Arts with emphasis in Painting, Wichita State University, 1978

Work Experience
Art Educator, Derby USD 260, 1990 – 2020
seven years teaching elementary art and twenty-three years teaching middle school art.
Taught digital art at City Arts
Artist, painting and drawing

Foot in the Door, Wichita Art Museum, 2020
Botanica, 2015
Derby Art Educators, 2015
Wichita Art Council Juried show, 2010
City Arts, 2 person show, 2008
Participated in invitational shows and competitions in the local and regional art scene

Botanica Poster Competition Winner, 2010, 2014, 2015
Wichita Lawn and Garden show poster winner, 2007
“Color it Blue”, Gallery 12, 2021

Farm Credit Bank, Wichita
Private collections, Wichita
Private collections, Oklahoma City
Private collections, Pennsylvania
Private collection, New Mexico
Private collection, Oregon