Arrived at Cape Horn, the southern-most tip of South America after another rough passage over the Drake. Going outside we soon learned the meaning of the Roaring Forties. The weather did not seem to bother the many albatross though. We are scheduled to arrive at Ushuia, Argentina tomorrow.
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.