Meet the Artist
A little about me….
As a small child it was natural for me to pick up a pencil and draw. Art throughout my youth became a passion and I felt destined to be in the arts as a career.
I studied fine art and design at Michigan State University, later to receive a BS in business from Colorado Christian University with an art minor. I also studied at the Art Student’s League in
I have been in the field of Interior Design for 40 years and also worked with a large furniture retailer (23 locations) as a design sales trainer, and then was hired within the company to design the store remodels. I left that position in 1993 to open my own business. This gave me the background to understand the needs of designers and retail showrooms which grew my art
into what it is today.
22 years ago, after moving to Grand Lake, Colorado from the Denver area, I opened Jackstraw Mountain Gallery painting and selling my own art. Grand Lake is a unique area next to Rocky Mountain National Park. My landscapes were geared to making memories for locals and tourists visiting the area. I have since expanded the offerings to be more generic in nature to fit in a variety of homes…
A little over two years ago our community experience the Troublesome Fire which burned over 400 homes and 500,000 acres. That fire took my home and 32 pieces of original art. After the heartbreak of losing everything I made it a goal to paint at least that many pieces again while rebuilding our home. I found it necessary to sell the gallery to work on rebuilding for myself and others that had lost their homes. After 2.5 years I am in a home with a studio and I feel blessed. Within that time frame I have painted more and I see more emotion in my work because of the journey thru fire. I feel so fortunate to be able to share that work with you… I also am blessed to be able to show this work with Green Gables and their partners. What a
wonderful opportunity to join them.
My work is available in many sizes, all giclee, and all are ready to hang. I also have an offering of originals and offer commissions. My website is available, but for designers and retail stores I will quote designer and wholesale pricing. Just give me a call. We can ship within 3 weeks.