My artistic motivation revolves around the vibrant colors of nature. My education includes a B.A. in commercial art, art teacher certification, and a Masters in counseling. I have taught K-8 art for over 20 years and recently retired to dedicate more of my time to art. Through the years I have shown my art in a number of art fairs, coffee shops, stores and galleries in Southeast Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. I work out of “Tree Frog Studio” at my home in the woods of Walworth county Wisconsin. Awe and Respect for nature and the colors and feelings it invokes drives me to paint. I enjoy bringing these feelings to others through my oils on canvas.