I was born in Memphis, Tennessee where my love for art led me to take many private lessons and workshops. I also studied with artists in Paris, France. I worked for 24 years as a visual artist and interior decorator, which influences my love of vibrant colors, and stylized design and painting. I’m currently working in acrylics, but use any medium to make my work more interesting. I particularly love to paint large colorful flowers and stylish ladies from the 20s and 30s. After Russ and I were married we bought a home in beautiful Mountain View. We chose to renovate an original old homestead that was on our property for a studio.