After completing my formal art training at the Fort Wayne School of Art (now a division of Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne) I received a fine arts degree at Saint Francis College (now Saint Francis University) in 1966. Receiving a graduate library degree in 1968 at Rosary College (now Dominican University), I later became Arts Librarian at Illinois State University.
 
During my Indiana years, I participated in numerous regional and state juried exhibitions, earning acceptance in a national exhibition at the Butler Institute of art in Ohio. Other events include an invitation to participate in an exhibition at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, and to attend the 1965 Indiana Festival of the Arts celebrating Indiana artists at the Old State Office Building in Washington, D.C.
 
Moving to Rochester, New York in 1973, I became an exhibitor and board member of the Pyramid Arts Center, a regional organization for the development and support of contemporary art. I continued to show my work in several Rochester area shows and galleries as well.
 
Since 1997, my home has been Asheville, North Carolina, where I continue to paint and exhibit my work at the Asheville Gallery of Art.
 
Painting in oils, acrylics, and pastels, my works grace the walls of homes and private collectors throughout many parts of the United States.