My formal art education began in high school with Early College Courses at the Art Institute of Chicago. I continued on to earn my Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Creighton University, spending one semester abroad with Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy. My undergraduate work consisted of mainly large scale oil paintings and metal sculpture.

Upon finishing school, my work evolved from large to small and from paint to pencil and oil pastels. I have been displaying my work publicly since 1994 in a variety of venues.  Currently, I am working on the Lavern picture book series.