As a physician and artist, I am acutely aware of the interface between our life energy and
the environment around us.  My art reflects a desire to connect the human touch with the
natural world through multiple artistic processes, including landscape paintings in oil and
pastel, intaglio and relief printmaking, and handmade textiles.  The use of natural
scenery, along with various mediums and natural materials, some in combination, allows
me to express my passion to capture the colors, patterns and textures found in nature and
create artworks that speak of the vitality of our existence and beauty of our world.

"If you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it:  Have nothing in your
houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."

                                                           William Morris, The Beauty of Life    1880
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Although I have always been creative, in 2005, I took creativity seriously and Graduated
from The University of Wisconsin Green Bay with  a BA in Studio Art with a minor in
Graphic Design.  I have been active in art since. In the spring of 2008, I was hired as an
adjunct instructor to teach Oil Painting by Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.  A
big change occurred in September 2010, when I returned to the active practice of Family
Medicine after a 10 year hiatus from medicine to raise my family. In August 2011,
another big change occurred with my husband and I moving to Lafayette, CO, to be
closer to our daughters.

With the move to CO, my photo resource collection expanded exponentially! The
mountain views, skies and wildlife were incredible. Working full time gave me less time
to make art, but I still painted now and then, made paper, sewed and dyed fabric.
Unfortunately, I did not have studio space for my large etching press, but, luckily I
found a home for it at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design where I am sure it is
being put to good use.

Although I loved the mountains, the job scene for physicians in the Front Range did not
suit my tastes, so I am now once again in Green Bay, Wisconsin practicing Family
Medicine. Although I don't have as much time for art as I did during my hiatus, my love
of art has not changed and I spend most of my extra time creating.


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