My watercolor painting of the horned lizard, "Desert Microcosm" received an honorable mention at the Wyoming Game and Fish conservation stamp art competition. For more information, go to their webpage at http://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/news-1000712.aspx
"Bison Bull" my first watercolor painting on clayboard, has been selected for the Art for the Cure Preview show at the Nagle Warren Mansion Museum next Thursday, April 12th from 5-8 PM. Only thirty pieces were chosen for the preview show.
Growing up on a Missouri farm, I learned to love the outdoors and its creatures. I earned a BS and MS in biology from Emporia State University, and taught biology for fourteen years. Working as a park ranger naturalist for many summers, the beauty of Yellowstone inspired me to return to painting. I have studied with several outstanding watercolor painters, exhibited work in national shows, and received many awards.
The versatility of watercolor continues to intrigue me. Carrying a small watercolor box and sketchbook when hiking or backpacking allows me to enjoy plein air painting. I also work in the studio because summers are short in the high country near Laramie, Wyoming.