Born in 1959 and growing up in Ohio, as a child, I discovered my ability to draw. Throughout my youth and into my teen years and adulthood, I concentrated largely on drawing, singing, and playing the guitar.

From 1982 until 1993, I lived and worked in Columbus, Ohio. In 1993, I resigned from my job as a Sales Secretary and began my pursuit of portraiture as a career.

As an entirely self-taught artist, I have perfected my skill and techniques over the years with no form of tutelage. What began as hobby pencil sketching culminated into portraiture in the pastel medium. While I have received no art education, I believe my portraits stand toe to toe with those of artists who have. And I can’t say enough what fun it is to discover all the particulars of mediums and techniques on your own !

In March of 2006, I moved here to the Charlotte, NC area, where I continue to create. I live with my Miniature Pinschers, Little Bit and Honeybee