For the past twenty years I have lived and worked as a professional artist in Santa Fe NM. I make paper by hand from cotton rags and paint images on it in acrylics. As a member of various art groups I participate in juried outdoor shows every weekend during the summer. I also have gallery representation, a licensing agent and I teach paper making classes. My home is in a quiet, safe neighborhood two miles west from the Plaza. It is visually stunning with delightful gardens and views of the city and mountains. Comfort and beauty are important elements in my living spaces.
Years ago I attended the University of Iowa and CSU in Fort Collins Colorado and graduated with a BA. For the last ten years I have been matched with a little through the Big Brother, Big Sister Organization. It is a way for me to make a difference one person at a time and give back to the community which has given me so much. In my spare time I like to hike with a Santa Fe meetup group, ride my bike and socialize with friends.
Traveling is my main entertainment when I am not doing shows. Last year I took a trip up the Oregon coast which was fantastic (fresh fish every day!), hiked in Capitol Reef with my sister (wow!) , spent 17 days in Belize (snorkeling! swimming! eating! visiting ruins!) and house sat for three weeks in Port Townsend WA where I have good friends. I just can't seem to get enough of this awesome world we live in and it inspires my paintings!
Because I have lived in Santa Fe a long time I can help you plan your visit so you see and experience the best New Mexico has to offer. When I travel I like to do it all, eat great food, hear local music, mingle with the crowds, visit cultural sites, see art and artifacts! So come live with an artist!