I paint landscapes and figures from my home studio in a small village at the foot of the Nebraska Sandhills where I live with my husband, Gary.
I like to convey atmosphere and mood in my art. I believe rain, fog and the golden light of early morning and late afternoon give the land around us a magical feel. It’s this magic I want to try to capture with oil paints.
I have always wanted to paint. I am a very visual person, I see light and notice it everywhere. I just never had a language to express it until I started painting in 2012.
Painting suits me because I am a quiet and introverted person. It gives me a way to communicate without words.
Simplicity and solitude are at the heart of my work. It takes a certain amount of quiet and space to paint. I am grateful I have been given both of these gifts in this season of life. I believe many of my paintings represent this feeling of being alone, not in a sad way, but as in alone but still loved and protected and cared for.
One of my goals for the next few years is to begin sharing and teaching what I have learned on my painting journey. I want to help others experience the satisfaction to be found in art.
I am very grateful that my pieces have found their way into people’s homes throughout the US and even overseas. I feel fortunate to have the time to paint. A little piece of my heart goes out with every finished work. I pray the work of my hands brings joy and good to others.
When I am not painting I like to read and go on photography outings with my husband. I also love visits from our grown children and grandchildren, and Life Group on Monday nights with my Gospel posse. I am a follower of Christ, I attend Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Kearney, NE.
My work is available from the shop section of my website, at the Burkholder Project in Lincoln, and the Crane Trust Gallery in Wood River, or by visiting my home studio, you are always welcome. I participate in a few events and juried summer shows, the schedule and listings can be found here.
Burkholder Project - Lincoln, Nebraska
Crane Trust Art Gallery - Wood River, Nebraska
Oil Painters of America
American Women Artists
Women Artists of the West, Associate