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 taught art at Fort Lewis College for 6 years and have resided in Durango, CO for the past 25 yrs.  I am a full-time artist now, after being a part-time artist while raising a family.