I began my "art making" while raising my family in rural Pennsylvania. I was influenced by the Brandywine School and Andrew Wyeth. As a watercolorist my first twentyfive years of practice, I created illustrations in the style of "magical realism and storytelling." Some of these works are published in "100 Artists of the Brandywine Valley" by Catherine Quillman. Many of these works were adapted to textiles, posters, greeting cards and gift products in collaboration with Paul Cohen at Creatif Licensing.
In 2009, I moved to Southern California. Teaching became central to my creative exploration and caused a shift in my focus. Exploring new materials and techniques, my work is now focused on oil painting and fiber arts.