Art Has Been Front & Center All of My Life

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“Clear Lake” – From a beautiful day of plein air painting in Teton National Park

As a child I began painting at the family ranch above the Columbia Gorge. We raised livestock and showed Registered American Saddle-bred horses.  This love for watercolor, nature and the Western life style will always be apparent in my art.  Today, the majority of my time is divided between painting, teaching, and traveling. In 2003, I combined these passions and created “CPR for the soul” a creative painting retreat for women travelers. We visit inspirational locations, embrace the culture with an artist eye, and eat and drink like we’ve invented it.  The creative gene  has brought me many wonderful friends and loyal patrons around the world, and given me a wonderful life.In hopes of sharing this life style I have converted the 214 acre ranch into an artists retreat. The “Flying Pig Studio and Guest Ranch” is a place where my friends and artists can come and experience a secluded and inspirational setting to learn and grow their creative energies.

This image is featured in Southwest Art Magazine, the December issue 2015  as one of the top 100 winners of Artist Excellence Competition.

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