MFA, Painting UW-Madison
I have always been a curious person!
I grew up mostly in Iowa in the 60's with 3 sisters and forward thinking (rather absent) professorial parents who encouraged creativity before practicality.
We spent summers exploring the mountains of Colorado while my dad worked as part of a research team there. We had a lot of fun.
I was always interested in drawing and painting. Like hiking trails, the pencil or brush was a vehicle for exploration and adventure that could take me anywhere.
Going to art school made sense. I received my BFA from the University of Iowa and moved to Madison where I completed my MFA in oil painting.
My interest in yoga came from a desire to expand my imagination to see what would happen with my paintings and drawings.
From my very first class, I felt a new freedom in my mind and I felt a deeper connection to the person that I was when I was hiking and exploring as a kid.
I felt instantly transported back to a time before I had built up walls and expectations and rules for myself.
Always a student of yoga, I practice every day and work with my mentor and friends.
I live in Madison, with my dear husband and 2 kitties.