I was raised in Northern Michigan by parents who were great observers and participants of Mother Nature. I was taught to respect nature’s beauty and to record it on film by my photographer father. As a young woman, I also took up the camera and discovered my ability to duplicate my powerful emotional responses to nature on my film. I am now discovering the gift of putting this same emotional response on paper with watercolors. I am self taught through books and workshops.
My current career as a sea captain and operator of a sailing school for women rewards me with spending my summers sailing, observing and recording the spectacular coast of Maine. I want to paint everything I see!
My work on the water evolved from my passion for sailing and love of adventure and challenge. So too, my need to paint watercolors evolved from the emotions that overcome me as an observer of Mother Nature and my desire to share my experience and emotions.