Born and raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico, I spent much of my childhood riding my horse and exploring all over the mesas and canyons near my home. Later I pursued a career in conservation as a soil scientist. I loved my work, but it did not satisfy my need to express my deep feelings about the land and the animals that live there. Finally, through watercolor painting, I’ve found a way. After I received degrees in Agronomy and Anthropology, I worked as a soil conservationist for the federal government and hiked remote backcountry areas that still fuel my passion for the land and dwellers of the high desert. At this time in my life I am involved in wildlife rehabilitation, in particular birds. Currently I share my home with 5 ravens, two crows and a finch. They will be released back to the wild. These do not include permanent resident cats, dogs parrots, guineas and horse. My painting reflects my life.