"I love the continual challenge and joy of capturing Maui through my art."
A native Texan, I grew up in a family filled with artists and musicians. My father was a painter, author and illustrator of children's books. My mother was a very creative and musical person with great appreciation for all of the arts. It was through their passion that I became interested and enthusiastic about my own art. My artistic background includes studies in music and art in Austin at the University of Texas and Laguna Gloria Art Center.
During my numerous years abroad, I worked in various types of media: bronze sculpture and painting at the Instituto de Allende in San Miguel, Mexico; painting in Paris at L'Alliance Francaise and drawing and painting in Florence at the Scuola di Dante Alighieri in addition to many private studies. A twenty five-year resident of Maui, my import business Odyssey House allowed me to explore my creative expression and to sell my art and paintings to clients worldwide. I have participated in many group exhibits in Texas and have been included in juried shows at the Hui No'eau, Viewpoints Gallery, Maui Hands and Art Maui.
I am married to Mark, who has a coffee plantation and is a well-known coffee entrepreneur; we live with our two Australian Shepherds and some great kitties in Kula. I enjoy working in my own studio and conducting group workshops and private classes on location. My most recent works are pastels