My art studio is in our home in Merna at the foot of the Nebraska Sandhills. My exploration into color, texture, drawing, shapes and values has brought me to realize my best work comes from the simplest ideas and from painting what I know and love – the land and the effects of light upon it. I hope to remind viewers of the calmness and beauty of the natural world. Painting helps me turn my mind and heart upward and outward. My paintings reside at the Cloisters on the Platte Retreat Center, Nebraska Community Foundation Offices, and in many private homes in the region, across the United States and in several countries. When I am not creating I like to sketch, write, read, or grab my camera and chase light. I enjoy travel and photography adventures with my husband, Gary, as well as visits from our grown children and grandsons.