Welcome to my blogsite!  I am an artist living in central South Dakota for over 20 years, and work mainly in soft, or dry, pastel.   Lots of hikes,  horseback riding and many drives around my area give me infinite ideas to paint.    

Plein aire is another venue I am very fond of; painting outdoors from life is a fantastic teacher, and I love being outside.    I enjoy attending the 'paint outs' around the state--a gathering of other like minded artists to paint in nature.

Most of my education has been self-directed, including workshops by several renowned pastelists.

My work has been published in national magazines and in a book on painting from photos.   Private classes in my home studio, custom framing and commission work round out my days.   Being an artist is lots of work!

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