A Great Time at Festival of the Arts 2016 last year. Looking forward to
our Second Annual Festival of the Arts 2017. July 1-2 at Platte Valley
Community Center sponsored by Platte Valley Community Center, Carbon
County Visitor Center and hosted by Laura M Gallery. My watercolor painting "Bachelor Bull" is the one on the lower right.
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.