My fine art degree was obtained in 1976 from Michigan State University. I was sidelined by a horrific car accident in 1978 which slowed my ambitions for fine art My first employment as an artist was through graphic illustration.
Life carries on, with marriage, children, and the need for a stable income. I became a nurse in 1997. I am still employed in Nursing education in Hawaii, but I have started painting again to make up for a lost time. Covid-19 canceled my first show in April 2020.