I've drawn as long as I can remember. Starting with an early 'masterpiece' of a tiger in a cage, which, to my grandmother's horror, I covered completely in a wash of blue paint. When she asked me what I was doing, I replied, "cleaning the cage."

I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a Textiles, Clothing and Design major. I worked at the theater's costume shop during college and designed costumes for a production during my senior year. I've also made many costumes to wear to Science Fiction/Fantasy coventions, which I started attending in 1979. I met my husband through the local SF club and we have settled with our family in Nebraska.

My art was pretty much put on hold for several years as I worked full-time and we raised two boys. The youngest is now 13 years old, so I occasionally have time to draw in the evenings and on weekends.

It was in July of 2000, that things took a strange turn. I saw X-Men and immediately started drawing like a maniac. Hugh Jackman. That was all the inspiration I needed to start back into the world of art that I'd left behind.

I took a couple of drawing classes in college, but consider myself to be primarily self-taught. Lots of practice has improved my work over the last couple of years. I've taken a workshop with Ann Kullberg and a couple of workshops with Lee Hammond also. I'm drawn to faces, and describe myself to people as a 'portrait artist.' So I draw what I enjoy, although I love to look at all kinds of art.

I belong to Star Base Andromeda, the Lincoln SF/Fantasy club and the Nebraska Comicbook Artists and Authors Group,