My love for horses started me capturing them in pencil at a young age and when I began painting in my 30's it was clear that my passion for horses and cowboys would be the focus of my work. My husband's job on cattle ranches gave me a lot of exposure to good reference.
The rapidly shrinking West and vanishing cowboy way of life has pushed me to capture the essence of this time in history before it is gone. I strive to capture the dress and regalia of each cowboy in his native setting. My subject may stray from cowboys to a landscape, an old barn or wildlife, but it still reflects my love of the West. No matter which medium or subject I choose, I strive for accuracy, good composition and to tell a story.
I have received countless awards over the years, including many “Best of Shows” and “People’s Choices” but I am most proud of two ”Best of Shows” from the National Western Art Show in Ellensburg, Washington, as this award is voted on by fellow artists. I have a piece in the Albertson’s Corporate Headquarters permanent collection. My work was recently used on the covers of two New Mexico Stockman magazines.