I was born in Albuquerque, NM, but have been nomadic since the age of six. Like most people, artists or not, my first experiences in art were with crayons and finger paint, but even those early attempts were guided by my artist mother, the first influence on my work. Though she concentrated on oils, it was in her work that I first saw paper combined with another medium.
During twenty-five years of homeschooling four children K-12, the idea of painting with paper stayed with me. Could I one day develop the idea of using only the color and texture of handmade papers to recreate the effect of paint? That day finally came, and painting with paper has been my artistic focus.
Bios are supposed to include formal training, awards, exhibitions, etc. There are some. If I list them, will you like my art more?
I currently live and work in Gallup, NM, on the southern edge of the Navajo Nation, surrounded by the beauty of the southwest’s high desert landscape.