I grew up in Connecticut and, like many children born in the 50's, I played outside. With my brothers, I caught butterflies and frogs, looked for fossils, and climbed trees. I was a nature lover. I also loved to draw. My family moved to England for several years and then to Virginia for my last year in High School.

After earning a B.S. degree in Biology at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, I worked as a Research Associate in Molecular Biology in labs at the University of Connecticut Medical Center, Yale Medical School, and the University of Missouri. I took drawing and pottery classes at night. 

My husband's job brought us to Missouri where I grew to love the vast open space of the prairie. Here the opportunity arose for me to return to school to pursue my love of art. I graduated with a BFA in Visual Art from Stephens College in Columbia, MO. and continued making art while raising a family. I entered local art shows as often as possible, taught children's art classes at Access Arts in Columbia, MO and volunteered in the schools.  As my children went off to college, I spent more time observing nature again. I became a Birder and joined the Audubon Society. I am presently an artist at Orr Street Studios in Columbia, MO.