I grew up in a small Wisconsin town and loved drawing from childhood on, which led to a degree in Fine Arts. My career started in medical illustration and graphic design in Minneapolis, MN. Living on a small hobby farm developed my passion for botany and the natural world. I discovered botanical art late in life and was immediately swept away with it. Since retirement, I have wintered in the Tucson area and fell in love with the Sonoran desert. A highlight of my winters has been time spent as a docent at Tohono Chul, a botanical garden in Tucson.
My work has been shown with the Royal Horticultural Society in London, at the NY Botanical Garden, at the American Society of Botanical Artists and Horticultural Society International Exhibit in NYC, Phoenix Art Museum, Filoli and regionally in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. I have taught colored pencil and graphite drawing at the Minnesota School of Botanical Art, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and at art centers in the Minneapolis area.