This watercolor painting "Iceberg Lake" was one of the studies that was done after my 2013 Artist in Residency in Rocky Mountain National Park. Three of these paintings were selected for the upcoming Holiday 100 show in the lobby of the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins in mid-November through December of this year.
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.