Artist Statement I am a self- taught artist. During the 1980’s I created graphic artwork for local businesses and government agencies. My works were displayed at the Missoula Art Museum in the “ Facing Our State” and “ Art Revolution” shows, in 1989. During this time my work could also be seen at the state capital building in Helena and Missoula businesses and galleries.
From 1990- 2006 I took a hiatus from my art work to be involved in social work with the elderly and handicapped. In the fall of 2006 I picked up my pencils and brushes again, to find that I had not lost my creative touch. In fact I saw an improvement as I had gained patience and more sensitivity from my journey alongside humanity.
My initial medium was watercolors, but in 2008 I began working with pastels then added acrylics, gouache, ink and collage. I have developed a line of greeting cards,” Dipper Cards”.
Working as an art instructor helps me to keep learning by experimenting with new techniques and mediums ,because of this you will see a wide range of styles in my work.