I taught oil painting for eighteen years and have been awarded ribbons in many shows. Recent first place awards were earned at spring and winter shows for members of Omaha Artists Inc., leading to being accepted the last three years to the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs state wide judged show and have been awarded twice. As a member of the Southwest Iowa Artists Association I have been awarded in judged shows including a People's Choice. I participated in the Iowa Studio Art Tour. I also china paint and I am a member of Iowa Brush and Pallete Club. I have painted murals for the Omaha Designer Showhouse, contributed paintings to the Omaha Community Playhouse for fund raising auctions and judged YMCA art shows. I was chosen for one of Omaha's Public Art Projects, a fiberglass J-DOE! The last three years I have shown in the Wings Over The Platte at the Stuhr Museum in Grand Island. I am inspired by many things in life and use many techniques and mediums to express these emotions and visions. The rewarding feeling I get putting Gods gifts to work keeps me on the lookout for the next inspired and exciting project.