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).
My poetry book, Trial by Ordeal, was published in 2020 and is available in Spokane bookstores and on-line.