I began making art before the age of 2 and can’t remember a conscious moment when I didn’t know that visual art was my language and my purpose.
I was born on May 31st, 1950, and have lived my whole life in Nebraska except for a summer in San Francisco and two and half years in New York City. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in printmaking and graphic design, I worked as a wooden toy maker, an animator, a graphic designer, and for more than twenty years, a freelance illustrator. Then I became a doll artist. Being self-employed allowed me to also be a stay-at-home mother for my two children.
1600 South 22nd Street
Lincoln, NE 68502 USA