Nature is my inspiration, the source of almost all of my works. The root of my curiosity with nature comes from a childhood growing up on an elk refuge in Wyoming and many years of hiking, walking the ditch, reflecting on the birds, animals, plants, sky, and streams. I work as visual artist, poet and arts consultant to community organizations. I am active in Rotary 21 and serve as the co-chair of the International Service Committee and work to raise money to provide grants for potable water in rural areas of Africa and South America. I was named one of the Spokesman-Review’s Difference Makers in Spokane for 2018. I was honored as a Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame inductee for Arts and Letters and with a Whitworth University Distinguished Community Service Award. I have exhibited widely including at the Terrain Gallery (2019), City of Spokane Downtown Library (2019) and the Moses Lake Museum and Art Center (2020).