I'm an artist of fine art miniatures, but also create larger work. Although I've made art off and on most of my life, it wasn't until the late 80's that I had any formal instruction. I started painting more seriously and showing my work in the 90's. In 2006 I "discovered" the fine art of miniature and I love it. There is an enthusiastic and growing miniature art movement that I am happy to be a part of. On a personal note, I am happily married to Wayne for 32 years. My daughter Gina does mosaic work. We are happy that she has recently moved to the Pacific Northwest from Austin! The rest of my family live in FL and IN. When I'm not making art, or cooking, you'll find me with a book. I listen to audiobooks from my local library on my ipod while I work in my studio. I do love to cook, but having multiple food sensitivities I have to cook very creatively. In 2005 we moved from CA to the Pacific Northwest. We're still having fun exploring all the area has to offer and meeting lots of wonderful folks along the way.