Born in Oregon, my mother was a self-taught artist. In grade school my teacher would enter my artwork in contests and they would announce the winner on the radio. “I WON!”. Ford Foundation sponsored me in high school. Married with two boys, my creativity went towards volunteering and fundraising. I illustrated and wrote a children’s almanac and cookbooks. At 40, I started a new career, “Events Unlimited”. My talents went towards designing events for clients such as Intuit, Tandem, Quickturn, Levi and Hewlett Packard for 25 years. Now, I enjoy painting, taking classes, and many more years of painting and fundraising.