I live in a tiny Spanish land grant village in the mountains of northern New Mexico. I believe I’ve come to Truchas on a path of self-discovery that demands a shedding of my old identity, my old ways of being. This path has guided me out of representation and into abstraction.

My work celebrates a love of light upon the land and is of this place, of Truchas. There’s a majesty and mystery, a deep and rich heritage, in these northern mountain villages that informs my art: thunder storms and thundering horses, wild sunflowers, meadowlarks and bluebirds, the cattle coming up from the valley in the spring and down from the mountain in the fall, silence, the dark of night, starlight, moon shadows, the coyotes and their songs, fences and gates made up of sticks and wire that have been patched and repaired decade after decade creating their own art form, the smell of rain moving across the valley, the junipers after a storm, sunlight casting its blue shadows on the snow in winter and washing out the grasses of the pasture lands in spring and summer, a trio of cultures that time has woven intricately together, traditional arts spanning generations, unspeakable, soothing space… With my brush I endeavor to paint all of this in the sweeping and intricate vistas that represent my life here.

Painting and Drawing major, Printmaking minor, University of Oregon – Eugene, OR 1968-1971
William Cumming Master Class – Seattle, WA 2001

Current: Hand Artes Gallery, Truchas, NM
Previous: Juniper Skye Fine Art Gallery, Ivins, UT
Woodside/ Braseth Gallery, Seattle, WA

“Learning Art,” St. George Magazine – St. George, UT April 2008
“A Journey of the Soul,” The Spectrum – St. George, UT September 2007
“Colors of a Blue Raven,” The Spectrum – St. George, UT September 2006
“Release Your Inner Artist,” St. George Magazine – St. George, UT April 2006
“Unleashing the Spirit,” St. George Magazine – St. George, UT April 2005
“Picture Perfect,” feature on KOMO TV – Seattle, WA 2002
“Exhibition: A Journal of Visual and Literary Arts” – Seattle, WA Summer/Fall 2001

Blue Raven Teaching Studio founder, Coyote Gulch Art Village – Ivins, UT
Blue Raven Teaching Studio Classes – Ivins, UT 2005 – 2008
Coyote Gulch Art Village Art Classes – Ivins, UT 2003 – 2005
Utah Arts Council: Arts in Education Program – Salt Lake City, UT 2005/Present
St. George Community Education – St. George, UT 2005
Ivins City Community Education – Ivins, UT 2004 – 2005


Truchas Landscapes, One-Woman Show, Hand Artes Gallery - Truchas, NM 2013

Soul Fire: A Journey Home, Two-Woman Show, Juniper Sky Fine Art - Ivins, UT 2007

Changing the Way We See, Three-Woman Show, Sears Art Museum Gallery - St. George, UT 2005
Everyday Life, One-Woman Show, ArtsWest Gallery – Seattle, WA 2001

Human Landscapes, One-Woman Show, iCapolavori Gallery – Seattle, WA 2001

Current Culture, One-Woman Show, Edmonds Arts Commission – Edmonds, WA 2001


Cedar City Arts Committee Exhibit, Braithwaite Fine Art Gallery – Cedar City, UT 2006
Juniper Skye Fine Art Gallery – Ivins, UT 2003 – 2008
The Regional, St, George Art Museum – St. George, UT 2004
The Regional, St. George Art Museum – St. George, UT 2003

Datura Gallery – Ivins, UT 2003

The Regional, St. George Art Museum – St. George, UT 2002
Dealer’s Choice, Woodside/Braseth Gallery – Seattle, WA 2001
Art in Port Townsend Juried Show – Port Townsend, WA 2000