Today we visited Valdez Peninsula Nature Preserve where we saw sea lions, elephant seals, imperial cormorants, and giant petrels. On the return trip we saw wild guanacos and rheas. It was worth the long drive from Puerta Madryn. We also saw osprey and turkey vultures, birds also found in North America.
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.