Formerly a paralegal, it took a bout with breast cancer for me to finally become the artist I was told I should be since childhood. Seeking a way to ease stress, I also found balance, harmony and a creative outlet. Since then, I have been trying to make up for lost time, painting daily. I love to paint luminous oils and vibrant encaustic beeswax paintings from my two studios: one for encaustic in a Norwegian village in Washington and the other on Washington's Hood Canal for oil and tempera. Although I love nature, especially birds, nests and eggs, I paint a wide range of subject matter in various styles. I feel very lucky I am able to paint now and am grateful for health, my family, friends and collectors for their support.