Born to missionary parents in the Himalayan mountains bordering Nepal and North India and growing up in East Africa, different cultures, languages, and lifestyles have been a life-forming influence on my art. At the age of 10, after completing a detailed sketch in church of a bullfight, my mother bought me some oil paints. My first painting of a lion and Mount Kilimanjaro, oil on masonite board, won an art contest in Dar es Salaam, East Africa. Art quickly became my favorite subject, and I took classes at every opportunity. After graduating from high school, I received scholarships for art and nursing. I attended Drury and SMSU universities in Springfield, MO. I went on to study anesthesia, and worked as an anesthesiast in Hermann, MO.
Today, art continues to be my passion. I engage it to express my joy in celebrating God’s diverse creation. Using light and color, I hope to entice and capture the attention of my viewers into experiencing what a wonderful, marvelous world God has created. I take pride in working proficiently in a variety of art medias.