I am primarily a self-taught artist working in oil and soft pastel. I try to complete at least one painting a week. I also weave and spin. I live with my husband in the Northern Neck of Virginia and we share our space with a deaf dog and two rambunctious cats. All of our children are grown and we are proud grandparents and great grand-parents. I retired from the Virginia Department of Corrections as a Senior Probation Officer in April 2016. I love gardening and when I’m not painting or helping out at the Historic Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett Tavern in Heathsville, VA or hanging out at the Rappahannock Art League or the Northern Neck Plein Air Group; I’m probably in the garden.