I’ve always been an observer and an explorer finding the deepest inspiration in nature and people. I studied Art at the University of Houston where I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and a Master of Art Education. I studied Art in Italy in college which was a dream come true and I have lived and taught in Mexico and Texas. I loved teaching but found little time to make my own art. When I married and had children, I found even less time to make art, but that desire was always calling to me. My sons had tremendous energy, so we spent most of our time at the park. This was where I realized how much WE needed nature in our lives! And it also brought to my attention the state of the environment and our relationship with the Earth. I'm now a full-time artist in Austin, Texas where I spend as much time as I can exploring the Texas Hill Country, walking through cool creeks, looking for magnificent oaks, and finding inspiration for my art.