I was born in Minnesota and have lived in New Mexico since 1945. I attended college at New Mexico Highlands University where I had the good luck to study with Elmer Schooley, Paul Volckning, Harry Leippe, and Ray Drew, all excellent artists and instructors. Since graduation from college I have worked as a professional potter and painter.
Although for years pottery has been my primary occupation I am now painting full time and I find it greatly enjoyable and endlessly challenging. I like very much the immediacy of working with pastels and the range of colors that so richly portray the beauty of New Mexico and southwest landscapes.