and raised on a farm in Minnesota, I do not recall a time I did not
enjoy drawing and "coloring"!
At the age of six, I started school with a callus on my pencil holding
Mother died when I was 14 and being the youngest of four girls, it
was off to a boarding school for me, graduating from Oak Grove Lutheran
School in Fargo, North Dakota. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree
from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. I taught secondary education
until my husband Earl and I started our family in 1961.
exploring many media, I unleashed my true passion: transparent watercolor.
I love the unpredictable results of mixing pigments on
paper. The subject matter for me varies from my favorite florals,
old buildings, people and animals. They say "paint what you love";
I love contrasts of color, value, textures and shapes. Minnesota is
my native state, but have thoroughly enjoyed living in the Rogue Valley
since 1973. As an active member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon
exhibiting in many National juried shows across the country, I have
been honored with many awards and have earned signature membership
Watercolor Association, Northwest Watercolor Society, and Montana Watercolor