Originally from rural Minnesota, I spent my teen-age years in Los Angeles, and from there journeyed to Northern California where I attended the S.F. Art Institute and New College of California, Mill Valley Program, acquiring a BA at New College of CA. 

 

In 1990 I moved to NYC, worked as a scenic and prop artist while painting and exhibiting and eventually acquired a MFA at Queens College City University of NY., Flushing Queens, NY

 

In 2000, following my desire to see the stars again and know where my food came from, I bought land in North Mississippi, ½ hour from Oxford. There  I set up and ran a retreat center and cattle operation, learning and utilizing as much a possible sustainable means.of ranching and gardening and living.  For the first 10 years I divided my time between Mississippi and NYC. In Jan 2010 I gave up NYC to focus full time on my ranch Mississippi and became a host for W.W.O.O.F. (World wide organization of organic farmers). I also taught art through the region, worked in film and curated a art shows of local rural artists. 

 

  In July of 2014 I sold my ranch and am now living in Novato (Marin County) California and making art, exhibiting, writing, teaching art and hiking with my Mississippi dog Scramble.  I am currently working on a series of stories about an artist from NYC who ends up cattle ranching in rural  Mississippi.