I was born on a houseboat in Utrecht in the Netherlands where I lived until my family moved to the area of Munich, Germany when I was seven. There I went to school and later attended the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich where I received my BA in art education. I married and moved first to Maryland, then to Oregon, where we lived for eighteen years. I taught art classes at the Maude Kerns Center, and later at Lane Community College as adjunct faculty. When the marriage was over, I decided to move to New Mexico to go back to school. At the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque I first received my Masters of Fine Arts, then my Masters in Art History. The dual degree allowed me to teach art and art history at Doane University in Crete, Nebraska, as an Assistant Professor. However, in 2018 I took early retirement to move back to New Mexico where I settled in Lama and since then spent my time being a full-time artist. I am currently represented by two galleries in Taos, the Magpie Gallery, and the Wilder-Nightingale Gallery, as well as the Artisans on Main Gallery in La Veta in Colorado.