I grew up on a farm in west central Minnesota (near the little point on the western edge of the Minnesota border) and attended Chokio High School and the University of Minnesota, Morris. I was always interested in education and the arts, but in my early years my creativity was focused on music, theatre, and writing.
I went on to develop a career in education--teaching English, working with students with learning disabilities, and later serving as a Staff Development Coordinator/Instructor. It wasn't until my retirement in 2004 that I finally got to pursue an interest in watercolors. I have been enjoying it ever since!