Born in Western New York state, I spent my childhood growing up in the dusty plains of Southeast New Mexico where I gained an early appreciation of the unique and magical beauty of the desert light. I have longed to live in northern New Mexico since I was young so that I could be surrounded and immersed in artistic creativity. Life had other plans as my career took me to various locales in Texas for the next twenty eight years and I have since returned to New Mexico full time. I was honored to be invited to be part of the inaugural Artist In Residence Pilot Program at Ghost Ranch. I work in all mediums and focus on painting both in my studio and plein air. My work focuses on landscapes, structures and abstract forms. I particularly love to paint old traditional structures when I venture out to paint. I love the sun and the high desert and the special ambience that only New Mexico can offer.