I started drawing when I was 5 years old and I have continued with some form of art all my life. I have taken workshops from many experienced painters, dabbled in pottery at the University of Morris, I did Rosemaling for 15 years, worked in the art department for 4 years at the University of Moorhead and I have written and received 3 art grants. I have been an elementary teacher for 44 years and included art in most of my subjects to make learning more pleasurable for my students.
I am now retired from elementary teaching and I have set up a full studio and gallery in the lower level of my home in Alexandria. I offer private lessons for individuals or small groups. I can also include some culinary delights with the sessions. (320-815-8384) I am starting to work with polymer clay and designing jewelry with it.
I recently had a watercolor painting “Pure Joy” juried into the Red River National show in Moorhead, MN. I’ve also had a juried picture last year in a Sioux Falls, SD art gallery. I belong to many art galleries and I enjoy the company of other artists in several art clubs. I am a life-long learner and will always learn from other artists and share my experiences.