I was raised in Indiana, by an art collecting family. I received a BFA from Univ. of Michigan and an MFA from Univ. of Colorado.I have furthered my study with residencies at Skowhegan, Bemis Foundation, Anderson Ranch. People I have studied with include Ed Paschke, Richard Bosman, Bill King, Pete Voulkos, Roberto Juarez, Frank Stella, Louise Nevelson, Karl Appell, Alex Katz. I have taught at Fort Lewis College for 5 -6 years. I have resided in Durango, CO for the past 20 yrs. I am a full-time painter now, after being a part-time painter while raising a family.