While I grew up in the suburbs of St. Louis my family spent a lot of time in the woods. Others were hunting mushrooms—I was picking Sweet Williams and dancing with a May Apple as my umbrella. Beauty has always called to me and when I shut my eyes I can still see the beauty that enchanted me. Beauty can stop me in my tracts and cause me to open my heart, eyes and mind to God. As a child I drew Kansas wheat farms—they seem to beckon. As an adult I chose to move here where you can be “farsighted”—where you can see the sky.
Professionally I hold a Bachelor in Fine Arts and taught Art for 32 years. Teaching let me share art every day with those entrusted to me. My personal interests include acrylic landscape painting, pen and ink drawing, spinning, weaving and knitting. I like shape against shape and hidden color.
I recently completed my Masters in Theological Studies at Newman University—another degree in beauty. I have travelled to Europe and the Holy Land. Beauty relaxes me—whether it is watching the wind blow the crops or meditating in front of the Pieta.