Artist Statement






As a child in rural Pennsylvania, I grew up watching my mother paint and

sketch idea for clothing she wanted to create. Most of my time was spent

outside, building forts,exploring  old homesteads and pretending I was a

wild horse.  My ties to the outdoors remain strong



Watercolor was a perfect medium as it was light, portable and could go on any

adventure. It  has really helped me see my surroundings in a more appreciative

and detailed way. I love the colors and free flowing way the paint goes on the

paper. It seems to be in tune with the unpredictability, adaptability and

movement of nature. It never turns out the same and is always a surprise.

Silk painting has the free spirit of watercolor with the added advantage that

you can wear it and it feels so good.




IMG_2337_2    For 30 years I have loved working as a physical therapist in Missoula,

Montana  with  folks of all ages, helping them do things they never

thought they could do again. It has given me an appreciation for

movement and anatomical structure which helps me find balance in my