Growing up next to the mountains in Boulder, Colorado was a strong influence in my life. The beauty of the area inspired my love of art and the outdoors.
Not a great academic student, I passed on college and went right to work as an apprentice picture framer in Knoxville, Tennessee. After a few years, I felt a strong pull to return to the mountains of Colorado. Looking for a lifestyle away from the cities, I moved to Salida, Colorado in 1978, where I spent a couple of years working as a river guide and ski instructor. In 1981, at the age of 23, I opened my frame shop. Shortly after that, I met and married Jack. In 1985, we bought and moved into the building where we had a gallery for 27 years. In the spring of 2012 Jack and I moved our work to our home studios.
Thirty plus years later I still enjoy designing and framing my customers artworks, offering my clients one-of-a-kind custom frame designs that reflect their style and needs.
Some of life’s other joys include hiking, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, river rafting, gardening and playing music with Jack. I enjoy sewing, too. I make clothes and also explore creative avenues with the materials I love… beads, buttons and beautiful fabrics.