Hello there

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.

Some of my favorite pieces are ones that include words, marks and drips. I cry so easily, tears of joy and sorrow. Those tears sometimes work their way into my pieces via drips and spatters, often in the background of my pieces. I also love words for the symbolism (THE Word) and for story. I try to incorporate scribbles and writing into the background of all of my pieces. You might not be able to see writing, but often it is there. 

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). 

My work is in the shop section of my website or by visiting my home studio, you are always welcome. I also participate in a few events and juried summer shows, the schedule and listings can be found here.

Be Encouraged

You don’t have to think YOU are great, but you do need to feel that what you’re after is great. You need to feel at any moment that the canvas could come alive, could become a beautiful picture. To think that way raises the stakes. You shouldn’t be held back by the thought that you’re not good enough, not experienced enough. That’s always going to be true; no artist is as good as he or she could be; that’s what keeps us painting.
— Gregg Kreutz, Problem Solving for Oil Painters

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.
— Jim Elliot