As a child, I was fascinated by nature. I loved playing sports, hiking, being outdoors and dance. I’d climb trees and become mesmerized by the texture of bark and the graceful form and movement of leaf and branch. Utah’s red sandstone formations and the contrasting colors of plant life have inspired my work. After working for many years as a Registered Nurse and Health Educator, my adventures in the art world started when I took painting classes with one of Utah’s notable oil painting artists.