Guest Artist Reception Friday, January 6th • 5-8PM
“Impressions of the Prairie”
●Born in Day County, South Dakota and raised on the family farm
south of Andover. Attended country school for 2 years then
attended school in Bristol.
●Graduated from Northern State University with a BS In Art Education
●Taught elementary art, 10 years in Sioux Falls and 21 years in
●Retired from teaching art in 2012 and continue to live in Brookings
where I am focusing my attention on painting in my studio.
●I was very pleased to be one of 10 winners of the 2016 Over 60
Competition of “The Artist’s Magazine”.
My eyes have always been drawn to the horizon. I’ve watched clouds push
from west to east since my earliest years on the family farm. Though I’ve
long since left there – the images remain and I seek them out.
I began including sheep in my landscapes and have continued because of
the fun of modeling their forms with brightly colored shadows. There is
so much more to them than white!
Painting in acrylics during college taught me to paint fast in an attempt to
get them to blend and launched my energetic style. “Discovering” oils
twenty-five some years ago freed me to paint the way I wanted to with
layers, blending, and thick brush strokes.